The D10 Como Community Council would like to thank everyone who came out to our Feb. 4 Blizzard Breakfast at North Dale Rec Center. We couldn’t have done it without our partners at the Parks and Rec Department, Bethel Lutheran for putting the pancake in pancake breakfast, and all of our board and community volunteers that helped plan and execute the event.
Our next community events are the April 22 Regional Parks Cleanup Day at the Como Pavilion and the May 13 Pick Up and Party at Orchard Rec. You can find details about these and all our 2023 events at District10ComoPark.org/Events.
Como Community Blood Drives
D10 Como Park partners with the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory to host community blood drives at the Zoo . Space is limited, reservations required. 2023 drive dates: March 8, May 25, Aug.1, Oct.17 and Dec. 6. Each is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
With so many still working from home, workplace blood drives have all but vanished, affecting the Red Cross’ reserve levels. Community blood drives are the perfect opportunity to take a break from the home office or start a trip to the zoo!
There are also opportunities to volunteer at the check-in table. The drives are split into two shifts of two volunteers each, 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. It’s light work and a great way to connect with another neighbor.
2022 Como Curb Cleanup Results
Back in October and November, D10 Como Park continued the work started by the Como Active Citizen’s Network and partnered with the Capitol Region Watershed District to lead the Como Curb Cleanup, a coordinator effort to remove fallen leaves from the stormwater system.
Then in December participants were asked to report their cleaning efforts. With 47 participants reporting in, we’ve calculated how much invasive algae was prevented with our community effort. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your results!!
• Total responding participants: 47
• Total feet cleaned: 24,979ft
• Number of miles cleaned: 4.7
• Equivalent number of times around Como Lake cleaned: 2.8
• Phosphorus estimated in 1ft of curb: 0.0003125 lbs.
• Total lbs. of phosphorus prevented from reaching Como Lake: 7.81lbs
• Tons of curly leaf pond weed this phosphorus amount could produce: 2.45t (4,891lbs!)
Join council board in 2023
Here’s your chance to tackle that new year’s resolution to get more involved: Several seats are up for election in April to the District 10 Como Community Council board.
These positions serve two-year terms, through April 2025. To get on the ballot, apply now at District10ComoPark.org/Elections. That’s where you can also learn more about the roles and opportunities of board members. The filing deadline is Sunday April 2. The election ends April 18. If you have any questions or would like to know more about being a board member you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Land Use Committee - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
• D10 Board - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:15 p.m.
• Environment Committee - Wednesday, March 1, 6 p.m.
• Neighborhood Relations Committee - Wednesday, March 1, 7:15 p.m.
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