Love Your Block

Love Your Block Learning

The Love Your Block program is complete! There will not be more Learning Series at this time, however these events were successful for our program. Take a peak on the series we hosted!

Curious about what’s happening on your block and in the city?

Evening events bring residents, city staff, and community organizations together to explore frequently asked questions and topics. Free to attend. Refreshments provided. Children’s programming and snacks provided by Northern Expressions Arts Collective (NEAC). 

APRIL - Let’s Talk (about) Trash

Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm, Harrison Community Center
In partnership with WLSSD and City of Duluth – Life Safety

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) staff will give an overview of the District’s facilities and functions in our region and dive in deeper on topics in abandoned waste, problem materials, waste reduction, and everyone’s favorite mystery – how do I know which plastics to recycle?! Bring in a waste item that you’re not sure how to dispose of responsibly and find out what to do with it, learn why it belongs there, and discuss challenges and barriers to responsible disposal.

**Don't forget to bring a waste item or photo of something you're not sure how to dispose of or recycle!

MAY - A Tree Grows on My Block

Tuesday, May 16, 6-8 pm, Harrison Community Center
In partnership with City of Duluth – Forestry

Duluth neighborhood green spaces, yards, and boulevards are home to an evolving plant landscape. These natural features of our urban landscape contribute to Duluth’s unique character. Who is responsible for the trees on your block? What trees are planted and why? When are trees removed? What are ways to add to and care for green spaces in our community? Join the City of Duluth Forester to explore the ins and outs of caring for our neighborhood trees.

JUNE - These Old Houses

Tuesday, June 13, 6-8 pm, Harrison Community Center
In partnership with City of Duluth – Planning and Development, Life Safety, and Duluth HRA

Duluth has one of the oldest housing stocks in the state of Minnesota, which means many buildings need maintenance or rehabilitation. Join City of Duluth staff and our community partners to learn more about how buildings become blighted* and what resources are available to improve these properties. We will gather for a conversation to guide  current blight mitigation efforts, so that we can nurture healthy and vibrant neighborhoods together.

*Blighted buildings and spaces are those that have not been cared for and are no longer serving the community.