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St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
April 21, 2017 
Volunteers Needed for Kasota Ponds Clean Up

Credit Nick Busse MWMO
This year at Kasota Ponds clean up, we had 50+ volunteers come help protect and preserve this wetland area.  We picked up dozens of bags of trash around all four ponds in the area over several hours with the help of volunteers from all ages.

We owe a huge thank you to some of our community partners on this effort. Thank you to NAPA Autoparts for helping with the clean up! Thank you to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for bringing staff to  photograph our efforts and collect water samples for analysis. Thank you to the Hampden Park Co-op and Colossal Cafe for donating food for the event!  

Thank you also to Margot Monson (pictured below) for coming to educate us about the insects and animals in the area. Finally, thank you to our Environment Committee for planning and executing this every year!

We're excited to continue and expand our work on preserving this important wetland. Stay tuned for more information!  
Mayfest at Hampden Park Co-op

SAPCC will co-host this year's Mayfest with the Hampden Park Co-op. Come join for an annual celebration of spring with plants, food, and community activities, on May 12th through May 14th. This annual celebration will bring neighbors together from north and south St. Anthony Park and outside our neighborhood as well to join in a celebration of good weather and community!

Come join us on Saturday May 13th to connect with the Community Council! We'll have tables with volunteers to answer questions and questions for our ten year planning process to ask our neighbors for their input on!

Good Food Access Demonstration

Our friends at the American Heart Association have planned a demonstration this weekend in support of the Good Food Access Program. This important statewide program provides funding for access to nutritious, affordable foods.

The American Heart Association has issued the following invitation:

Please join us for a Walking Celebration of Good Food in support of the Good Food Access Campaign.

Who's invited: EVERYONE, including children, youth and elders!

Why: Remind the Governor that every Minnesotan deserves access to good food regardless of income and transportation barriers. Show your support and encourage the Governor to fully fund the Good Food Access Program

What to bring:
Good Food Costume, Homemade costumes entered a drawing for best in celebration (optional)

What to expect:
- Fun with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and social media
- Good food costumes (fruit, veggies etc)
- Twin Cities Mobile Market: affordable, healthy foods available for purchase along with free snacks
- 6 block walk

12:30-12:35: Meet up on corner of Grotto St. N. & Portland Ave.
12:35-12:45: Walk to Governor's mansion (1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105)
12:45-2pm: Check out Twin Cities Mobile Market, buy food, giveaways, sidewalk chalk, good food game, music circle, giant bubbles, and more
1:15pm: Best homemade costume contest winner
1:45pm: Deliver petitions and messages to Governor
2pm: Group image

Jennings Student Wins Polaris Young Leadership Award

Photo Credit Natasha Lapcinski
R'Elle Robinson, a junior at Jennings Community School in South St. Anthony Park, recently won an award from the University of Minnesota's Equity and Diversity Office. R'Elle, a student representative on the Jennings School Board, won the Polaris Young Leadership away for her work building community at Jennings, her leadership among her peers, and her trailblazing spirit.

The awards dinner at Coffman Memorial Hall on Thursday April 27th, 2017 will honor R'Elle and the other awardees. If you would like to learn more about the award or register for the dinner, click here. Congratulations to R'Elle!

Thank you to Natasha Lapcinski for taking R'Elle's head shot! Reach out to to learn about her packages and her current special offering free mini photography sessions to those working or volunteering to make their communities better. 
St. Paul Art Crawl

The St. Paul Art Crawl, which features several stops in our neighborhood, will happen April 28-30th this year.

Friday April 28 from 6-10pm
Saturday April 29 from 12-8pm
Sunday April 30 from 12-5pm

The stops through St. Anthony Park include:
Bindery Building (706 Vandalia)
Can Can Wonderland (755 Prior)
Carleton Place Lofts (2285 University W.)
Dow Building (2242 University W.)
Midway Triangle Building (2500 University W.)
Vandalia Tower (550 Vandalia)

Learn more here.
Citywide Spring Cleanup

The 2017 Citywide Spring Cleanup, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Department of Public Works, has been scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, April 22nd, from 9:00am to 11:30 am. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to join the citywide event at one of eight locations.

Citywide Spring Cleanup Sites:
Central Village Park
Como Park
Frogtown Park and Farm
Highland Pavilion
Swede Hollow Park
Hamline Park
Harriet Island
Join the Steering Committee for the SAP Ten Year Plan
Join us in planning for the next ten years of the neighborhood! Our Community Council has convened a steering committee for the neighborhoods Comprehensive Ten Year Planning process which has begun! Join the group for once monthly meetings (planned around the schedules of its members) to set the direction for the neighborhood and involve yourself in helping guide the outreach and communications process from inside the St. Anthony Park Community Council.

Don't have enough time to commit to once monthly meetings and emails in between? Reach out to for more options on how to be involved in a smaller capacity.

Job Opportunities

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
Coalition Organizer

Executive Director
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

Transit for Livable Communities

Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. 

Land Use
--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Board of Directors--Second Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
Newsletter written by Cailin Rogers. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email