A newsletter of the District 1 Community Council
St. Paul, Minnesota
May 2022 

Battle Creek | Conway  | Eastview | Highwood
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SunRay Shopping Center  
2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road St. Paul, MN  55119
The mission of the Southeast Community Organization (SECO) is to share knowledge and power, to organize and to advocate with the people who live and work in our neighborhoods.
Volunteers Needed for Drop- off Day
June 18, 2022

Two Shifts

 7:00 am - 11:00 am AND 10:00 am-1:30 pm.

Volunteers get a voucher for a free drop-off for themselves, & food/drink during their shifts. Go to the form HERE to volunteer 

Ramsey County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Holy Childhood Church

1435 Midway Pkwy.
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Attend the 2022 Ramsey County Master Gardener Plant Sale features natives and perennials for sun and shade; tomatoes, popular vegetables, herbs, houseplants, and more.

Proceeds from the spring plant sale support horticulture student scholarships at the University of Minnesota and youth group horticulture projects in Ramsey County. 

Archery in the Park

Try your hand at the exciting and challenging sport of archery through this free event. Equipment will be available to borrow and staff will be on hand to teach you the basics to get you started. Reserve one of the 12 spaces during the first hour if you want to have more time to learn and improve your technique, or simply drop-in during the second hour to give it a try. The second hour of each session will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants of all ages and of all experience levels are welcome to join! 

Location: Keller Regional Park Archery Range

2010 Maplewood Drive
Maplewood, MN 55109

See here for all dates and info

Discounted backyard compost bins available
The Recycling Association of Minnesota will partner with Ramsey County to offer a second round of compost bin sales with a pick-up in Maplewood on June 15.

The compost bins are $76, plus tax.

Ramsey County residents can get an additional $20 off. Order online at and enter promo code “Ramsey” to receive the discounted price or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. 

Movies in the Park and Music in the Parks

St. Paul Parks and Recreation 

Join us for some outdoor entertainment! All shows are free unless otherwise noted. Events are weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit the webpages below for full schedules, pre-show activities, and updates.

Safe Summer Nights police officer standing at the grill

Safe Summer Nights

Safe Summer Nights are designed to provide opportunities for police officers to become acquainted with residents of the neighborhoods they serve over a meal. These are free, public events and feature food, activities for children and ample opportunities for attendees to meet their Saint Paul police officers. All are welcome.


Experience Saint Paul from the water! Schedules for the 2022 season with Mississippi River Paddle Share are now available. Paddleshare is a self-serve kayak sharing system in the Twin Cities metro area that lets you rent a boat and paddle to a destination downriver. This year, they are offering five routes (including kayaking on Pickerel Lake in Lilydale Regional Park). You can book up to 21 days.

Urban Coyotes-A Growing Concern In Our District


coyoteCoyotes are wild members of the dog family, intermediate in size between red foxes and wolves. In Minnesota, coyotes average 30 lbs., and stand about 18" high at the shoulders. However, they may appear much larger due to their heavy fur coat, especially in winter. They are gray/brown in color, and somewhat resemble a small German Shepherd dog in appearance. Coyotes in Minnesota are loners, except when families are raising pups. Their primary foods are rabbits and mice, but they are very opportunistic, and will feed on other small mammals, deer, birds, carrion, and even melons.

Although coyotes can be found anywhere in Minnesota, distribution and population size is variable. Currently, populations are establishing and increasing in the Twin Cities metro area.

Most coyotes avoid people and domestic animals, but occasionally they will kill sheep, turkeys, and calves. They may also raid garbage cans, and kill domestic cats and small dogs. While healthy wild coyotes avoid people, incidents have been reported in Minnesota and other states. Experts believe these incidents are more likely after a coyote has become accustomed to humans, or after being fed by humans.

If you are concerned about the presence of coyotes where you live, consider the following do's and don'ts:


secure all garbage containers, wildlife feeders, and other food sources to prevent coyote access
confine small dogs and cats in kennels, or supervise them when outside
vaccinate all pets for rabies, distemper, parvo, and other diseases, as recommended by a veterinarian
consider installing coyote-proof fencing
harass (by chasing, shouting, etc.) any coyotes that do not immediately run from people


do not feed coyotes
do not leave pet food outside
do not allow cats and small dogs outside, unattended

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