Notice of Motion to Approve a New NRP Phase II Strategy and Reallocation of NRP Phase II Funds

Notice of Motion to Approve a New NRP Phase II Strategy and Reallocation of NRP Phase II Funds
In order to plan and support a variety of neighborhood events, for example the Northeast Dog Parade, National Night Out and neighborhood clean-ups, the NIEBNA Board of Directors will be voting on June 21, 2023, to amend our Neighborhood Revitalization Phase II Plan to allocate funds for this purpose. 
On June 21, 2023, the NIEBNA Board will consider the following motion:
Motion to
(1)   Create new NRP Phase II Safety and Livability Strategy 8.2 Neighborhood Events - Plan and/or support area events and programming; and
(2)   Approve re-allocating $5,000 from NRP Phase II Safety and Livability Strategy 5.2 – Increase Pet Friendliness in the Neighborhood to new NRP Phase II Safety and Livability Strategy 8.2 -Neighborhood Events

MPLS Tree Lottery

Minneapolis property owners can now enter a lottery any time through March 31 to buy a $30 tree for their Minneapolis property. The City will offer 5- to 8-foot shade, fruit, evergreen, and flowering trees. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way for folks to help the city’s tree canopy grow and enjoy all the benefits of trees.

One entry is allowed per Minneapolis address. To register for the lottery, see what kinds of trees will be offered, and get more information on the program, visit

U of M Survey: Climate Change

New U of M Survey, complete for a chance to win one of 10, $25 gift cards.

Your participation will help us envision how the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will work to identify actions to eliminate our greenhouse gas emissions, make the University more resilient, and address climate change through teaching, research, and outreach. This valuable feedback will inform our Climate Action Planning process as directed in the Strategic Plan, MPact 2025.

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NPR Plan Modification Notification

At the February 16, 2023 meeting of the NIEBNA Board of Directors, the Board will consider the following motion:

Motion to approve allocating $25,000 of non-contracted NRP funds to fund NRP Contract #0000826 Development and Implementation and to initiate an NRP Plan modification to reallocate $25,000 from NRP Phase II Housing & Economic Development Strategy 1.1 - Affordable Housing to NRP Phase II Safety and Livability Strategy 9.1 - NRP Development and Implementation.

Reach out with questions or comments.

Sign up to Perform at Music in the Parks in 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS!  The Music in the Parks Performer Application is now open.  We'd love to see some neighbors featured in these iconic annual Minneapolis events, some happening right in our neighborhood!

Applications will only be accepted until January 20th, so if you're interested in participating in our schedule this year please check it out and apply today. If you are chosen to perform and live in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood, please let us know so we can come to watch you perform!

Apply to perform:

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NIEBNA PostCard Mailing

Did you receive this postcard recently?  That was us - and we would love to connect with you! 

You are invited to join the NIEBNA newsletter mailing list, request more postcards for yourself, or additional postcards to share.

Clear those Drains

Cleaning your adopted drains isn’t just a warm-weather activity! Keeping your drains clear of snow, ice, and debris during the winter helps so the storm drains don’t get clogged or freeze, which helps to prevent localized flooding. Always remove snow manually, never use salt to clear storm drains.

Online Tool MPS Snow Removal

With snow in the forecast, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to share its new Trail Plowing Status map. When snowfalls accumulate to two inches or more, the online tool shows real-time plowing activity from MPRB maintenance crews on park trails and sidewalks throughout the city.

Park staff and patrons can use the map to see where and when MPRB's established plowing routes were cleared; they can also submit requests, issues or complaints related to snow and ice (see more information below).

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Follow Up - Friends of the Falls Presentation at Board Meeting

We were glad to hear from Friends of the Falls representative Blake at the November Board Meeting.  He provided the following resources to dig deeper into the presentation materials and is open to any follow up questions you have.
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Upcoming Southeast Seniors Events

Chair Yoga 101 - Register

Wednesday, Nov 16 from Noon – 1 pm, Chair yoga can improve flexibility, strength and mindfulness, via Zoom. Instructor Alex La Belle has learned that yoga can help people change their relationship with themselves for the better.

Cold Nights, Warm Reads: LGBTQ+ 50+ Book Club Series - Sign up

Thursdays – January 19, February 16, March 16:  7-8:15 pm, Join us via Zoom for three months of reads that center around the LGBTQ experience with warm, cozy stories about love, mystery, and friendship. We’ll be joined by each author for a discussion about the book! Books featured are: Devils’ Chew Toy with Rob Osler, Here for Itwith R. Eric Thomas, Precious and Adored; The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918.