The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.

                              

Teardowns: What MGCC is doing and how you can get involved

In the past weeks, our community has had many conversations around teardowns in the neighborhood.  These conversations highlight a problem that communities throughout the metro area are struggling to address: a property is quietly bought, approved for demolition, and replaced with ill-fitting new construction, all without any notice to surrounding neighbors or community groups.

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) has been working to proactively address neighborhood concerns about the increasing pace of home teardowns and new construction in Macalester-Groveland. 

Special Election for Open Seats on MGCC Board of Directors

MGCC is seeking representatives for the Grid 1 seat and Grid 11 seat on the Board of Directors.

Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

The Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is now a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  By participating, you'll reduce waste, save money on your trash bill, and minimize your family's environmental impact by joining the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site.  Joining the program or renewing your membership is easy: visit www.macgrove.org/organics to download a registration form. 

Gardening Resources

Join the Local Foods Resource Hub
Become a member and gain access to a wealth of resources including seeds, seedlings, classes (last year's classes included Edible Landscaping, Beekeeping, Seed Saving, Canning/Preserving, Pest Management and more!), a tool library, and a network of fellow local food gardeners and advocates in Saint Paul.

St. Paul Bikes - Neighborhood Rides

Join a neighborhood ride, host a neighborhood ride, explore the city and meet your neighbors. St. Paul Bikes is currently looking to expand the network of neighborhood bikers (welcoming all ages and levels) to join on monthly bike rides and to host future rides. Visit www.facebook.com/SaintPaulBikes to join in on the fun!

Macalester-Groveland T-shirts for Sale!

Macalester-Groveland is a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Show off your love for the neighborhood with a Macalester-Groveland t-shirt!

T-shirts are available for purchase ($15 for one-sided, $18 for two-sided with the words "A great place to live, work, learn, and play" on the back). American Apparel shirts, Adult sizes S-XL.

Contact mgcc@macgrove.org or call 651-695-4000 to arrange a time to pick up your t-shirts, or stop by our office in the Edgcumbe Rec Center (320 S Griggs Street) during our office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-2. 

Citywide Pedestrian Safety Campaign - Call for Volunteers

Saint Paul Walks is the new citywide pedestrian safety campaign! We work to make St. Paul safer for people of all ages to get around by foot, stroller, or wheelchair through awareness, education, and outreach.

Macalester-Groveland Community News

E-lluminator

The E-lluminator is a bi-weekly electronic newsletter of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, consisting of community council and city-related issues, events, and information that relates to Macalester-Groveland. Contact the council at mgcc@macgrove.org to be added to the email distribution list.

Crime Notification Updates

Organics Recycling Resources

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has developed new resources to make organics recycling at home convenient and easy. 

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