Spring Clean-up Day 1

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

Spring Clean-up

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

Use the form at this link to RSVP.

Thank you!

Proposed Cell Tower

Homeowners –

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).

Thank you.
ESHA Board

Pond Quality Improvements & Fall Yard Waste

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.

Thank you.
ESHA Board

Leaf on water

Water treatment & fish stocking

The ESHA board wanted to provide two quick updates:

1) The 2nd water treatment is scheduled for this week sometime. We don’t have the exact date. Once we know the exact day, we’ll try to post on ESHA website and the neighborhood Facebook page.

2) The board restocked the fish again this last week. It was stocked with Large mouth bass, black crappies, and a hybrid sunfish. As previously noted, we had a harsh winter that killed off some of our fish. Restocking is a good way to keep our waters full of fish.

Evergreen Shores Spring Clean-up

Everyone – Sunday May 20th from noon to 4pm, we will be doing a shoreline clean-up. We are willing to help owners to clean up trees, sticks and debris. We are also looking for volunteers to help.

Sign-up form.

Interested in helping?

We could use
– truck
– trailer
– hip waders,
– chain saw,
– saw,
– brooms

All those willing to help or in need of help on their shoreline, please meet at Bucher Park Pavilion.

Sunday May 20th from Noon-4PM @ Bucher Park pavilion.

Important update about fish winterkill

Everyone – When spring finally comes and the ice clears off the water ways, we want to inform everyone of the likely winterkill of our fish. This winter has been particularly harsh; the ponds froze early and is still frozen. The cold temps and deep snow have prevented the water from getting needed oxygen for the fish to survive. We’ve sampled a few areas (see the pics below) and already see dead fish. This can seem alarming, like something is wrong with our water however it’s typical when we have a winter like this last year.

More information on winterkill can found on the DNR’s website.

We will stock fish again this year. Additionally, you can help curb future winterkill by:

1) cleaning up your yards and not letting yard waste go into the water, and

2) limit or even eliminate fertilizer put on lawns (This will help reduce the amount of nutrients and organic material that build up in the ponds, which decomposes during winter and depletes the dissolved oxygen in the ponds).