Minutes- 8/15/12
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:55 PM

District 10 Environment Committee
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Attendees: Ron Edlund, Mike MacDonald, Susan Jane Cheney

Committee Chair Ron Edlund called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

There were no minutes taken at the July meeting.

Turtle study
Mike MacDonald presented a hard copy of the final report of the Summer 2011 Como Lake Turtle Study, and Ron will present it at the next Board Meeting. Mike will send electronic copies to all parties involved with data collection and any other aspects of the study.

Recycling program expansion
Ron reported that funds for expanding the Eureka recycling program, supported by the District 10 Board, have been eliminated from the City budget.

Tree appreciation project
Ron reported that he has received a report from Sharon Shinomiya regarding the 2012 Tree Appreciation Project and will pass this on to Committee members.

Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC)
Environment Committee liaison to the Como Woodland Advisory Committee (CWAC), Susan Jane Cheney reported that the next meeting of CWAC will take place on 8/27.
Ron Edlund noted that the CWOC award from the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been framed.
For more information about the CWOC, check their website: www.comowoodland.org.

Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD)
CRWD Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) member Mike MacDonald reported that the August CAC meeting focused primarily on the CRWD budget. He also reported that rerouting of the Trout Brook storm sewer under the Burlington-Northern railroad tracks, in conjunction with rebuilding the Cayuga Bridge, will take place during a 30-hour window beginning on 9/4.
For more information about the CRWD, check the website: www.capitolregionwd.org.

New business
Ron announced that he will be stepping down as Chair of the Committee. He is working with Jessica Bronk on a new Chair from the District 10 Board. Many thanks to Ron for chairing the Committee!

The meeting adjourned shortly after 8:00 p.m.
[Meeting summary prepared by Susan Jane Cheney]


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