The file above is a map of the Harding Drop Off site if you would like to download it and print it off. There will be pass-by lanes so you can get directly to the station that you want to instead of waiting in line while other people's stuff gets unloaded. Remember to enter off of 3rd Street going north on Hazelwood. The greeters will meet you at the entrance to the parking lot/site. The picture below gives a sense of the site...
Highwood Hills is teaming up with Delta Air Lines and KaBOOM! to build a playground!
We need you to bring play to kids at HIGHWOOD HILLS.
We need more than 125 volunteers from the DISTRICT 1 community to help us give more than 1,180 kids in the St. Paul area the childhood they deserve by building a new playground.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
HIGHWOOD HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2188 LONDIN LANE
v Volunteers should be age 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.
v Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes; leave valuables at home.
v Youth activities provided.
v Gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.
Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Together, we can ensure kids get the balance of play they need to thrive! Please join us and show that play matters to you.
RSVP to MARY ROSE at 651-293-8875 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend in person, we hope that you will show your support for the cause
of play in Highwood Hills by joining the conversation online on June 10th using the hashtag #playmatters.
Visit the KaBOOM! online toolkit for more info: www.kaboom.org/toolkit
Post contributed by Shevek McKee, Community Volunteer
The Citywide Drop-off is next Saturday, June 3, at Harding High School (1540 E. 6th St. - Use 3rd Street Entrance), 8am to 1pm. This event is a great way to finally get rid of larger items and some things your trash hauler won’t take. Appliances, lawn mowers and other small engines, furniture, bicycles, TVs and electronics, construction debris, tires, florescent light bulbs, and scrap wood can all be disposed of for a small fee. A re-use center is on site as well to find good condition items a new home. This year, once again,
Things NOT accepted at the Citywide Drop-Off
Yard Waste and compostables should be brought to one of the local compost sites, not to this drop-off event. Paint, oil, old batteries, and similar hazardous waste are also not accepted and should be taken to one of the local hazardous waste sites for disposal.
These Drop-off events are also a fantastic way to get involved in the community as a volunteer. Community volunteers direct people to the correct areas and assist with unloading heavy items and are essential to making the whole process run as smoothly as possible. Volunteers can also be part of the Senior Pick-Up Crew which picks up items from homes and transports them to the site. All volunteers should be able to lift 30lb and be on their feet for several hours. Volunteer perks (other than an overwhelming sense of community pride) include getting to drop-off some items for free and usually some pizza from District 1’s Little Oven. Call 651-578-7600 to volunteer or arrange senior pick-up.
Citywide Drop-Off Events
Recycle and dispose of bulky items, electronics, refuse and more at Citywide Drop-off Events:
DATE CORRECTION: The MN State Fairgrounds Event will be held on October 7,
NOT June 3 as published in the citywide mailer.
Saturday, June 3 | 8 am-1 pmHarding High School | 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
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Looking for volunteers - call 651-578-7600 - must be able to lift 30 lbs and be on your feet for several hours...
Senior pick up services available for those unable to get their materials to the site. Call 651-578-7600.
Saturday, June 24 | 8 am-1 pmWashington Technology Magnet High School | 1495 Rice St. (enter from Nebraska)
Saturday, September 30 | 8 am-1 pmShepard Rd. | Between Davern St. and Alton St. (enter from the east)
Saturday, October 7 | 8 am-1 pmMN State Fairgrounds | Enter from Larpenteur Ave. (west of Snelling)
Fees apply. Volunteers needed!
Find more info at stpaul.gov/recycle
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Heads up! Beginning on Wed, May 3, southbound McKnight Rd between Old Hudson Rd and Burns Ave. will be reduced to a single lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for approximately two weeks.
This closure is needed to complete safety and accessibility improvements in the area.
Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.
Betsy Leach is the Executive Director of the District 1 Community Council. Volunteers and other community members may also contribute posts on occasion.