4th Ward report

Order a $25 tree to plant this spring

The Minneapolis Tree Sale begins March 7 at 9 a.m. for Wards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. This is a special opportunity for specific wards to purchase trees before other neighborhoods of the city (citywide sales begin March 21). Trees are $25 each and there are several varieties available. Tree Distribution will be May 21-23 at the Minneapolis Impound Lot. Visit treetrust.org for more information.

Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits. Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.

Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage storm water.

Community Connections Conference 2016

The 2016 Community Connections Conference – Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis– will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The conference is Free.

This year’s theme is Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis and invites you to join neighbors, community members, non-profit organizations, business leaders, members of Minneapolis’ design community, developers and City and Elected Officials to think BIG about the future of Minneapolis. Stay posted on upcoming information at the conference website: minneapolismn.gov/ncr/CommunityConnectionsConference.

MPRB Officer of the Year – James Cannon

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Police Department selected Officer James Cannon as the 2015 Park Police Officer of the Year. Officer Cannon was lauded for building positive relationships at the North Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Centers he patrolled during the night shift. Cannon also volunteered as a part-time range instructor and field training officer and helped train at least four new Park Police Officers in 2015. Congratulations to Officer Cannon and thank you for all that you do to make our community better and safer for all.

4th Ward E-Newsletter

Sign up for the 4th Ward email newsletter at public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MPLS/subscriber/new?

Enter your email address; under “subscription topics” select “Ward 4-Barbara Johnson” under City Council then submit.