Como Lake Curbside Cleanup Spring 2010

Cleaning the boulevards
THANK YOU Como neighbors for participating in the Como Lake Curbside Cleanup on Saturday, April 17th!  
All told, Como neighbors*  filled 150 bags of organic debris that they raked and swept from the boulevards and curbsides in front of their homes, preventing it from washing down storm drains and into Como Lake.  Freshwater Society says 5 bags of organic debris can contain as much as 1 pound of phosphorous,
Some of the workers on the cleanup
and one pound of phosphorous can feed as much as 1,000 pounds of algae!  So 150 bags = 30 pounds of P = 30,000 pounds of algae prevented!!  Together, we CAN make a difference for Como Lake!!

The Como Lake Curbside Cleanup was organized by the Como Lake Neighbor Network (CLNN).  Partners included District 10 Environmental Committee, Capitol Region Watershed District, City of St. Paul Public Works, and Freshwater
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Area that was worked on
Society.  We will do an even bigger event in the fall - in collaboration with other communities.  Contact CLNN if you would like to get on their e-list.  

* A 30-block residential area east of Como Lake was designated for this pilot project.

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