CPN Sustainable Neighborhoods Meeting, Aug 27th

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The Congress Park Neighbors Green Team welcomes all levels of involvement in activities, big or small. If there’s something you’d like to do, there are probably other neighbors that want to do that too. Let us know your ideas, and together we can build an Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood!
Send your ideas or suggestions to sustainability@congressparkneighbors.org

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Congress Park Sustainable Neighborhood Kickoff Meeting – August 11th,

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As you know, Congress Park has been selected to participate in Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Program! It’s time now to gather all interested neighbors for a neighborhood-wide kickoff meeting to hear about the program and discuss ideas for projects that we can implement this year and beyond. Please plan to attend.

To help advertise the kickoff meeting, the Sustainable Neighborhood program will be delivering a flyer, in English and Spanish, to every household in Congress Park (see flyer below). Of course, there’s nothing like a personal invitation to get neighbors to attend. Please consider talking to your neighbors about the program and inviting them to attend. Heck, invite your whole block or apartment building!!

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New’s Letter: July 2016

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Earlier this month, the sunflowers at the corner of 12th and Elizabeth were ordered to be cut down to comply with city regulations requiring clear sight lines and sidewalks and a maximum vegetation height of 30″. Councilman New worked with Neighborhood Inspection Services (NIS) to find a comprise allowing the majority of sunflowers to stay while opening up the sight lines for vehicle and pedestrian safety. Many thanks to Jose Viveros, NIS Executive Director, for his assistance and support.

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KaBoom!

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Sewall Child Development Center is building a playground!

They need your help to bring play to kids at Sewall
They need more than 75 volunteers from the community to help them give more than 200 area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground.
Join Them!

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Join Us For Our Annual Ice Cream Social

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Time again to celebrate National Neighbors Night Out with

Congress Park Neighbors 23rd Annual Ice Cream Social

Aug 2, 2016, Congress Park Pavilion

6:00 – 8:00 (or until we run out of Ice Cream

Free Ice Cream from LIKS

Displays from CPN Gardeners
Join our Green Team and help map our assets
Renew your library card
Free Fire Hats for the Kids

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Congress Park and Highland joins Sustainable Neighborhoods Program

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The Sustainable Neighborhoods program helps residents strengthen their sustainability efforts by providing support and recognition from the City. Participating neighborhoods receive in-kind support in the form of outreach materials, printing, venue fees, food, and staff time to assist with outreach and project development.

Applications are solicited twice a year from registered neighborhood organizations; up to two are chosen each round. Applying neighborhoods are evaluated based on their ability to implement a variety of projects tied to the program’s five focus areas: Air, Land, Energy, Water and People.

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News Letter: May 2016

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Community Need Budget Process
On May 23 the first ever District 10 budget meeting was held with the City Budget Office and eight neighborhoods and six business community groups. Capital improvement project requests were submitted by each participant and were well described, represented legitimate 2017 and long term capital improvement needs, and included supplemental information and many photos to illustrate and explain needs and issues. All of the City and community group discussions were informative and collaborative with the Budget Office giving budget process explanations and community presenters describing their needs. 34 community requests for 2017 budget funding were presented, totaling between $9 – $14 million. Seven long range funding requests were discussed for consideration in the upcoming 10 year bond funding in 2018.

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Janes Walk In Congress Park

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At the time Jane Jacobs was born in 1916, the Congress Park neighborhood was known as Capitol Heights. Already incorporated into Denver, our middle class suburb was firmly established yet still growing. Through photowalking, story sharing and a self-guided scavenger hunt, neighbors of all ages will develop a picture of how and why for the past 100 years Congress Park has been great place to live. Bring your passion for exploring and if you wish, a camera, sketchpad, neighborhood stories and trivia. On this walk expect to meet neighbors and learn about the heritage of our neighborhood in an informal setting.

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