Get Involved

Want to make your Greenway greener?  Here is your opportunity!

Greenspace Committee

We're looking for a dedicated bunch of gardeners to join us in our efforts to keep the gardens and green spaces in the corridor healthy and beautiful.  The committee will take care of our various gardens and plantings on the Greenway, including a new planting that will be installed in the middle of 28th street on a new crossing/island. 

We are currently seeking Greenspace Committee Captains, who will work with the Chairperson to maintain specific gardens and green spaces.

To get involved, contact soren@midtowngreenway.org.

How to get started on a planting project in the Greenway

A great way to have a big impact is to propose and help implement a new garden project.  There are still many opportunities!

For new gardens, consider the following when planning:

  • Use native plants to the region. This will provide ecological value for birds and butterflies and are tolerant of harsh planting conditions in the Greenway.
  • Design using Ecological Design Principles
  • Look for erosion problems and design to help eliminate them.
  • Water is hard to come by in the Greenway, look for a source to help establish the garden, but choose plants that are drought tolerant.
  • Take advantage of storm water by creating a rain garden.
  • A permit is required with the County for all gardens in the Greenway.  They request the permit be with a legal organization such as a neighborhood association or business.
  • Request agenda time on the Greenspace Committee and receive guidance from others
  • Review the Hennepin County Landscape Guidelines for the corridor.
  • Apply for a planting project permit from the County

Join us for the Arbor Day Tree planting event

Arbor Day tree planting has taken place along the Midtown Greenway since 2000.  Each year the Coalition organizes hundreds of volunteers to participate in this amazing community effort.  If you'd like to be involved, email soren@midtowngreenway.org.

Developing along the Greenway

The Greenway offers an attractive amenity to the many developing properties on its’ edges.  This also holds true for the Greenway, how can these developments enhance our beautiful Greenway.  We meet with various developers along the trail and provide planting recommendations.  Check back later to see examples.

 
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