Environment Committe Update
Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:45 PM

District 10 Como Community Council Environment Committee
2010 Accomplishments and 2011 planned events/projects
 
2010 Successes:
  • Held our first ever District Wide Tree Recognition Program. We recognized three outstanding trees in the District to raise awareness of our trees.
  • Conducted a Garden tour in association with the District 10 Staycation. Approximately 20 homes opened their gardens to over 60 visitors during the Garden Tour in July.
  • Hosted a Compost Workshop with Eureka Recycling where 20 people learned about how to compost.
  • Held the Tree Trek in Como Park in June, educating people about trees in the park. Approximately 10 people attending.
  • Maintaining and improving the Native Garden at the Como Pavilion.
  • Assisted the Parks and Recreation Department with the Como Park Cleanup. Had over 300 volunteers to help pick up trash in Como Park.
  • Assisted the Como Lake Neighborhood Network (CLNN) in a street cleanup to help remove leaves from streets to help reduce algae growth in the lake.
  • Lake Como Shoreline Weeding Events. Held two weeding events in July and September with approximately 25 people helping remove weeds from the Lake Como shoreline. 
 
2011 Goals:
  • Continue the District Tree Recognition Program.
  • Conduct a Garden Tour this summer.
  • Hold the Tree Trek in June.
  • Work with Parks and Rec to conduct the Como Park Cleanup.
  • Work with Parks and Rec to conduct Shoreline Weedings.
  • Work with the CLNN on the next street cleanup.
  • Continue Native Garden maintenance.
  • Hold a rainbarrel workshop and/or fundraiser.
  • Conduct a turtle study of Lake Como.

 

 

Submitted by Mike MacDonald (Environment Committee Chair), Posted by JW

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