Love Your Block Learning
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 with snacks and children’s activities provided.
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.
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.
JULY - Neighborhood Focused History and Storytelling Event
Tuesday, July 18 - Details TBD