District 10 Como Community Council

D10 Awarded Lawns to Legumes Grant

D10 Awarded Lawns to Legumes Grant

We are excited to announce that the Como Community Council was awarded the Lawns to Legume Demonstration Neighborhood Grant through the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)! A group of community members linked to the Environment Committee proposed a plan for pollinator habitats throughout the Como Sub-district 4 Community. The neighborhood between Como Ave, Front Ave, Lexington Pkwy and the railroad tracks will receive up to 5 boulevard gardens, 4 bee lawns, a community pollinator garden, and a pocket prairie.

Through this grant, we will be hosting community meetings to educate neighbors on pollinator habitat installation, pesticide-free maintenance, and how to get involved in the grant work that will be done between May 2022 and May 2023. These meetings will be open to the public and all may participate. Those who live within the demonstration neighborhood boundaries will be eligible to apply to be a site for the Lawn to Legume installations.

Funding is provided by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) and is targeted in priority areas to benefit the rusty-patched bumblebee and other at-risk species.

At our April Environment Committee meeting, D10 Community Organizer Jessica Willman presented an overview and preliminary planning on the grant so far. You can view a recording of the presentation and always find the latest project updates on our website at www.District10ComoPark.org/L2L.