Working together, we can ensure that this community is safe and accessible for everyone throughout the remainder of the winter and spring thaw.
Here are a few ways you can lend a hand:
1. Make sure the sidewalks and ramps are shoveled. Clear fire hydrants.
Saint Paul City Ordinance says that snow must be removed within 24 hours. Take a moment to check in on neighbors who may not be able to remove the snow themselves, you could make a big impact in someone's day by shovelling a little further than you normally do.
Make sure ramps are cleared enough to allow a large wheelchair through.
2. Support youth offering to shovel for a small fee.
We have a lot of motivated youth in the neighborhood who are happy to help.
3. Clear storm drains!
Let's say NO to giant puddles at the street corners this year! For more information, visit our blog post about clearing drains HERE.
4. Check on neighbors who may have stuck cars.
That car down the street that hasn't moved for a week? It might be iced in. Get a team together and help push them out.
5. Start cleaning up trash as the snow melts.
Once the snow starts to melt we are going to see all of the litter that was hidden for months. We are happy to help you organize a clean-up in your neighborhood! We are also hosting a community clean up on April 27 at People's Park. More information to come soon!
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