Everyone – We’ve just been informed that the next water treatment is happening July 1 & 2. We apologize for the timing close to the 4th but there were compelling reasons for this date. The treatment has no restrictions on swimming or fishing and the treatment will have fully taken effect by the 4th. Thanks – ESHA Board.
Mark your calendars, the annual meeting for the Evergreen Shores Homeowners Association will be on May 20th @ 7:30pm @ the Shoreview Community Center. The agenda will be shared once we get closer to the date. Hope to see you there!
Our next clean-up day is May 5th from Noon to 4pm. We are hoping to clean up a lot of the brush and debris along Sherwood. We could really use volunteers to help.
Earlier today we had the first of our two day spring clean-up. We had a great turnout of volunteers and got rid of 12 trailer loads of brush, sticks and debris.
Next Sunday, May 5th, from Noon to 4pm we’ll be cleaning up along Sherwood Road. Please consider coming out and helping!
A huge thanks to the volunteers today: Pete Panos, John Olstad, Aiden and Aric Bandy, Marie Cuhlane, Bob Zieglee, Ben Ziegler, Henry Artisensi, Jayme Artisensi, Tom Besinen, Gary Verke, Xi-Aolin Cai, and Jenny Elton!
Notice sent out from the City of Shoreview:
Storm drains in Shoreview drain to our local lakes. A new program, Adopt-a-Drain, asks residents to adopt a drain in their neighborhood and commit to keeping it clear of leaves and other debris to reduce water pollution.
Adopting a drain in your neighborhood is easy! Go to Adopt-a-Drain.org, enter your address and choose a drain near your home. Thousands of metro area residents are already signed up for this program that only recently became available in Shoreview!
How to adopt a drain
1. Sign up here:
Enter your street address to search for a storm drain
Choose your storm drain and give it a name
2. Keep your storm drain clear – Once you’ve adopted your drain, keep it clean by sweeping and raking up the debris after each rain or during leaf fall.
Adopt a Drain is a project of the City of Saint Paul, Hamline University, and Capitol Region Watershed District.
Safety comes first!
Please use caution when cleaning your drain. While we want to keep our streets and water clean, resident safety is the most important. Please use good sense and stay alert.
Thanks for caring about water in Shoreview!
City of Shoreview
This spring we’re going to do more clean-up of our water ways. We really appreciate all the help last year as when we cleaned up the area around the walk bridge. This year we’re going to focus on the area connecting to Sherwood Pond. We have two dates to better accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. Please consider volunteering! These are our water ways to maintain.
Date 1: Saturday April 27th – 12pm to 4pm
Date 2: Sunday May 5th – 12pm to 4pm
Additional tools needed: Rakes, Wadders, Trailer, Saws
On March 18th, the City Council will review the attached draft proposal to rezone Bucher Park to accommodate Verizon’s cell tower. Ordinance969
The proposed cell tower installation in Bucher Park is a very important topic for our community. As many know, the ESHA board has been pushing the city to address the quality of our water ways. We believe that the board’s efforts should continue to work with the city on the water issues. We encourage everyone to let the city know their thoughts on the cell tower, many of us on the board are also doing so as individual homeowners. If you’re interested in understanding more about the proposed tower, you can visit: https://www.shoreviewmn.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=14918. (the relevant info starts on page 49).
Evergreen Shores Neighbors (especially those adjacent to the ponds),
The ESHA Board is currently in discussions with the City of Shoreview about conducting a formal study/survey to determine costs and next steps involved with dredging and/or other solutions to improve the quality of the ponds. We are making progress in those discussions, but we need help from all our neighbors to show that we are motivated.
This Fall season, we wanted to pass along a friendly reminder for everyone to do their part to remove leaves and other yard waste debris from your properties and adjacent gutters/storm drains. This will help to prevent it from ending up in the pond system. If you hire a landscape company, please be sure to clearly communicate with them that it is NOT okay to blow leaves into the ponds (believe it or not, we have seen this occur over the years). The buildup of organic material and nutrients (from yard waste and fertilizers) in the ponds has greatly reduced the quality of the ponds over the years.
Please contact the ESHA Board with any questions, concerns, or comments.