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Spring Clean-up

Member-Required: Clean-up your ward communal spaces with your neighbors on May 11-12! More details from your Ward Rep.

Connect and Clean with Your Ward!

May 11-12, 2024

The bi-annual clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 and/or Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Meeting Time + Place:

Your Ward Rep will email you with specific details, as each ward will have an individual meeting time that will vary by time and location. Plan on a tentative start time between 8:00am-9:00am! 


Membership Participation:

All co-op members are required to participate in the bi-annual (fall and spring) cleaning of our grounds, as segmented by ward. Non-members are also welcome to participate in our grounds’ beautification, a fun and rewarding experience. No sign-in at the event is required; however, your work is crucial toward maintaining low monthly rental rates, with our bi-annual clean-ups saving our co-op thousands of dollars. 

Cannot Attend?

If your household is unable to attend, you must email your Ward Rep for instruction toward a makeup, or alternative, assignment. Fulfillment duty alternatives include pre-clean up assignments within your ward, stocking laundry room supplies, extra cleaning in Monarch way station, peace garden or fruit garden or additional laundry duty. 

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Task List

Each ward will receive equipment - rakes, brooms, garbage bags, etc. - to collect leaves, twigs and branches, trash, and other unwanted items for the occasion. For efficiency, please complete the following: 


Supplies:

Reminder: CTC Compost Bins

Our co-op’s compost bins are closed until further notice. During this time, the bins are only accepting plant debris/trimmings (grass, garden weeds, leaves, small twigs). 

Please do not discard anything other than plant trimmings into the bins while closed (especially NO household food scraps!). Visit umnctc.org/compost for full details and updates. 


Ward Resources

Maps

Ward Clean-up Map: Displays the perimeter of each ward, in which respective ward members will clean-up during the event, as well as communal and "make-up" areas.

Ward Storage Map: Find your ward’s storage location on the co-op’s grounds, which houses snow shovels, rakes, and brooms for your ward’s use seasonally and/or on occasion (i.e. at the bi-annual clean up events).

Which Ward Do I Live In?
Ward 1: Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Ward 3: Buildings: 7, 8, 9
Ward 4: Buildings 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Ward 5: Buildings 10, 11, 22, 54
Ward 6: Buildings 23, 24, 55, 56 Ward 7: Buildings 57, 58, 59
Ward 8: Buildings 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Ward 9: Buildings 50, 51, 53
Ward 10: Buildings 25, 26, 27 Ward 11: Buildings 32, 33, 34, 35
Ward 12: Buildings 31, 36, 37, 38 Ward 13: Buildings 28, 29, 30
Ward 14: Buildings 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 Ward 15: Buildings 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

UMN Landcare: Final Touch-up and Removal

UMN Landcare will come through property on the following Monday through Wednesday to clear the piles of debris and other areas from our members' valuable work from the clean-up.


Notice of Photography: 

Pictures may be taken at CTC events and spaces and used/published by our co-op. If you don’t wish to be included, please inform the photographer.


Additional Requirement Reminders

Clear Yards/Garden Beds by Sunday, May 12

Ongoing Household Requirement + Upcoming Inspections

Residents are responsible for removing all possessions and external items and/or growth. Yard Inspections take place in the week after the clean-up day, beginning May 13. Respective noncompliance fees will occur if applicable.

Continuously Keep Outdoor Spaces TIdy

Eliminating all yard and outdoor clutter is an on-going requirement for all residents to fulfill year-round, per CTC's Clutter + Debris Policy. In which case, Yard Inspections can occur at any time throughout the season without notice; thus, continuously keep yard spaces neat and tidy to avoid incurring violation fees.


While you are outside during the clean-up..... 

Photo Collaboration Project

SEPT. 1 - June 1, 2024 | $25 PRIZE

Slow down, notice and connect to the world around you. Explore our community with new eyes and capture those awe-inspiring photos -- from the grand, small, and everything in between! It could be a stunning landscape, a family gathering, a community event, or the tiniest details of nature.

No matter your age or skill level, we encourage everyone to participate and submit your photo(s) by June 1, 2024!

More about the Photo Collaboration Project + Enter Photos

Plastic Recycling Challenge

October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024 | 1,00 LB. Goal

If you find any soft plastics (plastic film packaging, bags, wrappings) throughout the grounds - and at home - you can collect these items and contribute to our current Plastic Recycling Challenge. Every bag, wrapper, etc., counts as we aim to collect 1,000 pounds for recycling within 12 months. And here's the exciting part: If we reach our goal, Trex will generously award us with a beautiful bench made from recycled materials!

Learn More: Plastic Recycling Challenge