FNA has recently started an interest group to help plan a bees and butterfly habitat support project. The project is being funded by a $5,000 grant from Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. We invite all neighbors to join us in planning this important new project for the neighborhood.
Wed., Sept. 30
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
(4801 France Ave S)
At the meeting we will provide updates on progress in relation to research individual members are conducting to identify the correct city-wide contacts for each of our projects, discuss identifying a committee chair, determine a schedule for monthly meetings over the next 6 months, and work to identify the next steps required to work towards implementing a bee and butterfly program for Fulton in the spring of 2016!
For more information on this group, please contact Jenny Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 21, 2015, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges took significant action in the fight to protect the sharply declining local bee population. The City Council passed a resolution, that the mayor signed, which commits Minneapolis to increasing bee-friendly plants in the city and decreasing pesticide use. The Fulton Neighborhood Association and Fulton Environment Committee have also endorsed this resolution because it is meant to encourage Fulton neighbors to plant pollinator forage and to avoid using pesticides that are contributing to an alarming loss of pollinator populations.
The resolution declares Minneapolis a pollinator-friendly community and encourages residents and businesses to adopt pollinator-friendly practices such as planting habitat for bees and avoiding pesticides that are known to kill them. To read the full resolution, please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-147750. For additional information to join in protecting pollinators, see: https://www.beelab.umn.edu and https://www.beyondpesticides.org
Make plans to join us at our annual fall get together!
Saturday, Sept. 12
11 a.m – 3 p.m.Pershing Park (48th St & Chowen Ave S)
We’ll start off with bike decorating (10:30 a.m.), a bike parade (10:45 a.m.) and then a Bike Rodeo sponsored by Minneapolis Park Police (11 a.m.).
Want to relax before the festivities? Try our FREE Yoga in the Park by YogaFit Studios. Meet near the Pershing basketball courts at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is required; bring a mat or towel.
At 11 a.m. we’ll really get moving with music, kids activities, adult attractions and great food. Please see our Festival Flyer for more detailed information.
Mark you calendars and meet us there!
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 7/8/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 7/1/2015
Planning is underway for the Lake Calhoun / Lake Harriet future vision and improvement process. Public opinion is an important component to the success of the project. Let the MPRB know how you use the parks by completing the survey, available until August 15.
Learn more about the planning process at the MPRB’s project page.
The Fulton Fall Festival Silent Auction, scheduled for Sept. 12, is a great way to show your support in the community, along with getting your name out there on a business level. It’s also a great way to raise money for projects to enhance our neighborhood!
Donation Ideas: In past auctions, individuals & local businesses have generously donated wonderful items ranging from a 1 year family membership to the Walker Art Center, paddle board lessons on the lake, various event tickets, gift certificates for services, restaurants & shops around town, gift baskets, classes for adults, children’s camps, to jewelry & pottery. We will prominently display brochures &/or business cards with your donation. You’ll also be listed as a contributor in the Fulton Neighborhood Newsletter distributed to 2,500+ homes and businesses!
Please click here for more information and contact Sheila Sager at email@example.com or (612) 840-2233 if you have any questions or would like to make a donation.
A U of M student is conducting a Master’s Thesis project and is administering a survey to Southwest Minneapolis residents about the importance of neighborhood heritage. She reached out to the neighborhood association asking for help distributing the survey and will share the results with us to help us better understand the needs and priorities of the neighborhood.
If you are interested in helping, here is a link to the survey (please complete by Sept. 1): https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40ldE75vDG1KSIR.
Keep reading for more information and a message from the student:
What makes your neighborhood special?
Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.
This study is being conducted by Madelyn Sundberg from the University of Minnesota for her Master of Science in Architecture: Heritage Conservation and Preservation thesis under the guidance of Professor Greg Donofrio. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link or copy the url into your browser.