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.


Special Meeting of the Transportation Committee

A special meeting of the MGCC Transportation Committee will take place on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center (320 S. Griggs St.). Please see below for the meeting agenda. All meetings of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council are open to the public and residents are invited to attend. 

Organized Trash Collection

organized collection

How many trash collection trucks go down your alley every week?  How much do you pay for your trash pickup?  Did you know that your neighbor might be paying less? 

An alternative system of “organized collection” would allow the City of Saint Paul to negotiate contracts with trash haulers on behalf of residents.  Organized collection does not necessarily mean just one trash hauler for the entire City.  There are several ways that this system could work, including supporting multiple hauling companies.  Many cities that have implemented organized collection have achieved greater efficiency, increased services and/or decreased costs. Currently, each household is responsible for contracting with a trash hauling company individually.  

Get Ready for the Golden Shoe Hunt

Golden Shoe

Slip on your shoes, dust off your bike, and join the hunt!  To promote walking and biking in the neighborhood, a golden shoe will be hidden in an area where people walk, jog or bike in Macalester-Groveland each Saturday during the month of May.  Check the Macalester-Groveland Community Council's homepage at each Saturday morning in May for a clue on the shoe's location and start hunting!

Golden Shoe #1 was hidden on May 2 and has been found.
Golden Shoe #2 was hidden on May 9 and has been found.
Golden Shoe #3 was hidden on May 16 and has been found

Check back the morning of Saturday, May 23 for a clue to find Golden Shoe #4! 

2015 Street Construction Projects

2015 Major Project Construction MapClick to enlarge map.

In 2015, there are several street construction projects planned in and near the Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood. Please find information on current projects below. For a full list of St. Paul Construction projects, click here

Native Garden Awards

Native Garden

Nominations for the annual 2015 Native Garden Awards will be accepted from May 1- July 15, 2015. Click here to download a nomination form.  Completed forms can be mailed or dropped off at the MGCC office, located at 320 S. Griggs Street in Saint Paul. Unlike the Alley Garden Awards program, the Native Garden Awards rely exclusively on your nominations to recognize well-maintained native gardens! Awards are determined by the end of August.

The benefits of using native species in your yard are endless: native gardens absorb much more rainwater than traditional gardens, provide a great habitat for butterflies and birds, and demand less maintenance (both water and fertilizers/pesticides) than non-native gardens. Well-maintained native gardens are environmentally friendly alternatives to lawns and gardens containing non-native species.

MacGrove Moves

There's lots to love in Macalester-Groveland, but one of the best things about our neighborhood is how walkable and bikeable it is! Chances are you’ve seen several people in the neighborhood biking to work, catching a bus to the grocery store, or walking to a coffee shop at some point this week - why not join them? You’ll get out into the neighborhood, save money, and support our local businesses.


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