The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) serves as a voice of Linden Hills residents, increasing community involvement and providing two-way communication with the City of Minneapolis and within the Linden Hills community. LHINC works towards these goals:
- to solicit and represent residents' perspectives regarding community issues
- to increase community involvement and promote neighborhood identity
- to be the voice of the neighborhood in civic affairs affecting our community
- to promote social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in the area
- to oversee implementation of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Action Plan,
- to organize the Linden Hills Festival each May and manage the Festival proceeds
LHiNC's Environment Committee is looking for members!
The mission of the Environment Committee is to assist the Linden Hills neighborhood in creating and maintaining a sustainable, beautiful and healthy environment for Linden Hills residents, including creating and maintaining a healthy urban forest, demonstrating care and concern for the quality of the lakes and the watershed, and protecting the quality of the air and the beauty of our surroundings. We act by educating residents about sustainable ways of interacting with the environment, planting trees, and organizing and empowering residents to work on environmental issues of concern to them.
Committee members attend a monthly meeting on the second Thursday, and work on various projects.
We need your help to be successful with these and other 2012 projects:
- Fulfilling LHiNC's Park Steward agreement with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) for the William Berry Woods
- Collaborating with MPRB, East Harriet-Farmstead Neighborhood Association and the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis to write a long-term management plan for the Roberts Bird Sanctuary
- Promoting zero waste and implementing waste awareness and reduction initiatives
- Removing garlic mustard, buckthorn, and other invasive species throughout the neighborhood
- Maintaining the 44th street pathway plantings
- Continuing the Linden Hills EcoParents program
- Planting trees and shrubs at Roberts Bird Sanctuary
- Completing the Raingarden project with Metro Blooms and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Initiating an environmental education project for Rec+ students and other Linden Hills youth
To volunteer, please contact Constance at 612-922-1253 or email@example.com.
Bike Lane Project Moves Forward
The neighborhood bike lane effort is moving ahead, with plans for bike lane striping to occur in spring 2013. The project will be funded by LHiNC and the City of Minneapolis, with contributions from the Linden Hills Business Association, Clancey's, the Linden Hills Co-op, and through individual donations made to Southwest Pedal Power.
Bike lanes will be applied on major bike routes as determined by the City of Minneapolis' Bikeways Master Plan. The designated bike routes through the neighborhood will be Upton/Sheridan Aves. from 47th St. to 39th St, W. 44th St. between France and Upton Aves., and also W. 42nd St. between Sheridan Ave. and Lake Harriet.
The striping of bike lanes on these designated routes is the next step in promoting biking awareness and safety in Linden Hills, with the possibility of adding additional neighborhood bike lanes in the future.
Have You Driven the Linden Hills HOURCAR Lately?
Since April, when Linden Hills welcomed the HOURCAR car-sharing program to the neighborhood, a shiny-new, plug-in electric Toyota Prius is available to all HOURCAR members! The Linden Hills car uses a supplemental battery that enables utilization of more electric energy than a typical hybrid electric vehicle. Settergren Ace Hardware generously contributes use of its parking lot space for the vehicle hub, and their building's array of rooftop solar panels (installed by the Linden Hills Co-Op in 2007) helps provide electricity to the hub.
HOURCAR provides an alternative to car ownership in the Twin Cities. HOURCAR members make reservations to use any of the cars in the HOURCAR fleet and pay per hour and per mile for their usage.
With HOURCAR, you can reserve a car when you need it, drive it where you want to, let someone else worry about car payments, parking, insurance, and maintenance! To sign up and to learn more about the features and benefits of this car-sharing program, visit HOURCAR.org
Go Solar in Linden Hills!
The Linden Hills Solar Program has several program grants still available to qualifying Linden Hills residents for successful solar installations.
- Solar electric: $5,500 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less.
- Solar thermal: $5,000 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less.
- Electric vehicle charging stations: $750 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less.
Click here for more information on the Linden Hills Solar Program.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Demographics
Minnesota Compass, a nonprofit organization has compiled trends and data by neighborhood, including population, housing, and employment for
Minneapolis and St. Paul. Click here to see Linden
Hills data and click here for data on all Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods.
Sign up for MPD's 5th Precinct E-Newsletter
Please click here
to sign up for the new Minneapolis Police Department's 5th Precinct Spotlight; a quarterly newsletter just started in order to
provide information to the community about what?s happening in the precinct. Click here to learn more about crime prevention and block club leaders
in Linden Hills.
Get $100 to Treat Elms for Dutch Elm Disease
Linden Hills residents are eligible for $100 rebates to treat elms to prevent Dutch Elm Disease. Click here for more info.
Follow Linden Hills on Facebook
Click here to become a member of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) Facebook page. You'll be able to follow neighborhood activities and events and see pictures of community happenings!