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					   Upcoming Events
City of Eden Prairie                                                          Part A Workshops:
 January—June 2010                                                            Bloomington Public Works
                                                                                1700 W. 98th Street
                                                                                Thursday, May 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
      Metro blooms rain garden                                                Part B Workshops:
                                                                              Bloomington Public Works
             workshops                                                          1700 W. 98th Street
Metro Blooms will be scheduling a number of Rain Garden Workshops               Thursday, May 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
in the surrounding area. These Rain Garden Workshops consist of three         Combined A & B Workshops:
parts:                                                                        Chanhassen City Hall Senior Center
  Part A - Teaches you what you need to know to install a rain garden,          7700 Market Blvd.
  redirect your downspouts and select plants.                                   Thursday, March 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  Part B - Personal rain garden design assistance (for those who have         Wayzata City Hall Community Room
     completed Part A) from landscape specialists and master gardeners          600 Rice Street
     in a small group setting.                                                  Thursday, March 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  On-site Consultation - A Landscape Design Assistant will come to            City of Chaska
     your property to answer property-specific questions.                       Location to be determined
                       The cost for the workshops is $10. An on-site            Tuesday, April 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
                       consultation is provided for $50.                      South Shore Community Center
                     Check their website often as locations are                 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood
                     always being added.                                        Tuesday, May 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
                                                                              City of Eden Prairie - Heritage Rooms 3&4
                     Please visit metroblooms.org for addresses, more           8080 Mitchell Road
                     information and to register online.                        Tuesday, May 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

    Home, Landscape & Garden Everything Spring Expo
The Chamber of Commerce is holding their Home, Landscape & Garden Everything Expo this spring. For more
information, please go to the Environment & Water Resource web page on the City’s web site.
When: March 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Grace Church
Cost:     FREE!
Kid Activities: KIDCREATE will be bringing in craft activities, Underwater World will be bringing in their Aquatics Exhibit
and McGregor will be providing pots for planting flowers.
FREE SEMINAR: Summer Lawn Care in an Environmentally Friendly Way - Fortin Consulting will be conducting a 2-
hour workshop starting at 12:30 p.m. make decisions on basic lawn care activities that are necessary to meet turf grass quality
expectations while reducing the impact of your lawn on our natural resources.

  For More Information on these           EDEN PRAIRIE PARK                9 MILE CREEK              ARBOR DAY WALK
  items:                                     CLEAN UP                        CLEAN UP
                                                                                                    When: May 2nd, 8:30
    Leslie Stovring                                                     When: April 17th, 9:30
                                          When: April 17th                                           a.m.
    Environmental Coordinator                                             a.m.
    City of Eden Prairie                  For Questions or to                                       Where: Staring Lake
                                                                           Where: Watershed
    8080 Mitchell Road                    Register:                          District Offices        Park
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344                 (952) 949-8463               7710 Computer Ave.,
    Phone: 952-949-8327                                                 Edina, MN
    lstovring@edenprairie.org                                           (952) 835-2078
     Upcoming Events 2010                        Rain Barrel & Compost Bin SALE
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                                            The Recycling Association and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are
                                            sponsoring a Rain Barrel and Compost Bin SALE.
Plymouth Yard &
                                                                  ORDER DEADLINE: April 1, 2008
  Garden Expo
                                            Pre-order your bin and then pick it up at the State Fairgrounds on April 16th and
Visit Plymouth’s Yard & Garden Expo         17th during the Living Green Expo.
to learn more on a variety of               Rain Barrel: Sale Price: $65 (Regular Price: $115)
environmental topics. Plant sale is on
Saturday after the Expo.                    Compost Bin: Sale Price: $55 (Regular Price: $105)
When: April 9, 6 to 9 p.m.                  Additional bins may be available for sale during the Living Green Expo. Please
          April 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.        go to recycleminnesota.org after March 1st for more information and to order.
Where: Plymouth Creek Center
  14800 34th Ave. N.                        Build your own rain barrel workshop
Cost: $3 admission includes entrance to
  presentations and exhibit area. Youth     Learn how to build and maintain your own rain barrel
  under 16 are free.                        using food-grade 55-gallon barrels. You will construct
                                            your own barrel plus learn how to paint it to help it blend
Kid Activities: Children’s play area and
                                            into your landscaping.
activities are provided
                                            When: Monday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
   RAINGARDEN 101                           Where: Staring Lake Outdoor Center
                                            If you would like to register: Go to the Recreation
This free introductory workshop will        Brochure at edenprairie.org.
provide basic information on how to
                                            Cost: $55 - includes all materials to construct a rain
install a raingarden using native plants.
When: March 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nine Mile Creek Watershed
  District Offices (ninemilecreek.org)               E d e n p r a i r i e c l e a n - u p d ay !
                                            The City of Eden Prairie will hold a one-day Drop-Off event for residents.
                                            When: Saturday, June 19th, 2010
This event includes an information                    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
session, decorating activity and art
                                            Where: Hennepin Technical College (13100 Collegeview Drive)
competition. Barrels will be sold at a
reduced price and painting supplies will    Cost: Prices will vary by item, please check out the City web site for a price
be provided. Download a registration        list. Some items, such as yard waste, can be dropped off at no charge. Pop and
form at hopkinsmn.com.                      hot dogs will also be provided free for lunch.
Time: 9:00 am                               What to Bring: Appliances, tires, electronics, yard waste, recyclables,
Date: May 22nd , 2010                       fluorescent bulbs, construction waste, barbecue grills (including the gas bottle),
Where: Hopkins Pavilion                     lawn mowers and more! Bicycles and charitable donations will also be accepted.
Cost: FREE                                  Where can I find more information? Go to the Solid Waste & Recyclables
                                            page at edenprairie.org for information a full list of what is accepted.
      Living Green                          Appliance Pick-Up Option: Certified Appliance will be providing a
          Expo                              discounted rate to pick up appliances on June 17, 2010. Call 952-894-1448 to
                                            reserve a spot. The cost will be $25 per appliance.
A family friendly event with more than
                                            Can’t make the clean-up? Go to the Hennepin County Website (hennepin.us)
250 displays that inspire people to lead
                                            and type “drop off facilities” or “A to Z Guide” in the search box or call 612-
healthy, more sustainable lives.
                                            237-5777 to find other disposal options .
When: May 1st, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and
                                            Household Hazardous Waste: Hennepin County Spring Collection Events
          May 2nd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                            are held in Independence, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park. Call 612-237-5777 or
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds          go to hennepin.us/collectionevents for dates, times, locations and what is
          Grand Stand                       accepted.
Cost: FREE