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2017 Fall Neighborhood Tree Grant Now Available

2017 Fall Neighborhood Tree Grant Now Available

Photo: The Kutzky Park Neighbors came out on Tuesday, September 27, to add some green leafy trees to their boulevards. This effort was done in several shifts of neighbors who got the last tree in the ground just prior to a dark, rain storm. Trees make good neighbors. Since its creation in 2004, RNeighborWoods has organized 6,206 volunteers to plant 7,030 trees on Rochester boulevards. These trees provide multiple ecological and other public benefits including reducing Rochester’s carbon footprint. Once again the…

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Movie in a Box

Movie in a Box

Gather some neighbors and enjoy a movie in your backyard. RNeighbors provides you with everything you need for a family-friendly neighborhood movie night. Movie in a Box is available to Rochester residents as long as neighbors are welcome to the event. Email for reservation on a first come, first served basis. Delivery and return arrangements will be determined once Equipment Use Agreement is completed and reservation is finalized. Movie in a Box Contents Outdoor screen Projector (iRULU) & case DVD…

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Art4Trails Kick-Off Event 2017

Art4Trails Kick-Off Event 2017

A public art initiative to promote local artists and enhance public parks by installing original works of art along bike trails near downtown Rochester. 2017 Installations (2017 Art4Trails Kick-Off Info Card) Fantastical Fruit, Artist: AMARAMA Mayo Park Perfect Canoe, Artist: Sébastien Richer Silver Lake Station Unbroken, Artist: Katya Roberts Slatterly Park Tractor Cat, Artist: Richard Brubaker Soldiers’ Field, Sutherland Playground Drinking Sunshine, Artist: Craig Snyder Government Center River Landing 2017 Kickoff Schedule – June 3 1-4 pm Family Day at…

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Neighborhoods USA Conference 2017

Neighborhoods USA Conference 2017

Representatives from RNeighbors and two neighborhood leaders attended the Neighborhoods USA Conference on May 24–27, in Omaha, Nebraska. Along with getting to learn from the over 800 neighborhood and city leaders from all over the United States and even farther, we presented a workshop to a room full of interested and enthusiastic attendees. To those of you who attended our workshop, we thank you for letting us share the story of health in the state of Minnesota and specifically Rochester…

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Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Registration Now Open 2017

Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! Registration Now Open 2017

So far, over 122 tons of litter has been collected by thousands of citizens since the program began in 2007. This year’s event will be April 22-29 and registration is now open. Volunteers are encouraged to collect litter anytime during that week. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Registration information, maps and more can be found at www.RNeighbors.org/litterbitbetter. Litter makes our city look bad…

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Spring 2017 Community Tree Planting

Spring 2017 Community Tree Planting

The city’s boulevard tree spaces are currently over half empty and each year up to 600 boulevard trees are removed due to disease or damage. We need your help to add 250 more street trees to the northwest Rochester neighborhood on the west of Quarry Hill Park. Saturday, April 29 Starting at 8:30 am Meet at the WEST entrance of Quarry Hill Park 9th Street NE & 19th Avenue NE You’ll be able to see our volunteers at the check-in…

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2017 Neighborhood Project Grant Winners

2017 Neighborhood Project Grant Winners

We understand the value and benefits of these grants and are once again applying for this year’s grant. Our proposal continues on the theme of ‘neighborhood identity’. The members of our association seek to help create a ‘neighborhood identity’ that will assist in creating a stronger sense of ‘place’ within the community.” – Dennis Davey, Historic Southwest Neighborhood Association I’m thrilled for this opportunity. I know both of the Kutzky grants will be loved and all the rest on the list look…

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Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods Meeting – February 2017

Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods Meeting – February 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the Mayor’s Council on Neighborhoods (MCN) held their thirteenth official meeting. Representatives from the Sunnyside, Historic SW, Eastside, Slatterly Park, Northwest, Kutzky Park, Folwell, and Indian Heights neighborhood associations were in attendance, as well as representatives from Public Health and an undefined neighborhood on Folwell Drive. Guests included Megan Moeller, City of Rochester Public Works, and Beth Bartz, SRF Consulting Group. The agenda included information, discussion and input about the Integrated Transit Studies effort. Mission…

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2017 Spring Neighborhood Tree Grant Available

2017 Spring Neighborhood Tree Grant Available

Photo: The Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association received our 2016 fall tree grant. Thanks to RNeighborWoods partners Rochester Park & Recreation and Maier Tree & Lawn, as well as all of the fabulous neighbors (a few pictured here) who came out to help green up their streets. Trees make good neighbors. Since its creation in 2004, RNeighborWoods has organized 6,037 volunteers to plant 6,755 trees on Rochester boulevards. These trees provide multiple ecological and other public benefits including reducing Rochester’s carbon footprint. Once…

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2017 RNeighbors Neighborhood Grants

2017 RNeighbors Neighborhood Grants

What is the Neighborhood Project Grant? These grants reimburse up to $1,000 in costs for neighborhoods to complete projects that enhance a neighborhood’s livability and involvement, benefit the entire neighborhood and promote a strong sense of community. We encourage you to be creative. These non-revenue producing projects can include, but are not limited to, identification signage, butterfly & rain gardens, native plantscaping and public art projects. You can check out results from the 2016 grants here. Are you specifically interested…

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