Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom! (The church room was not available this month.) We will welcome Tim Acklin, Senior Planner with the City of La Crosse and Jenna Dinkel, Associate Planner. They will give details about the neighborhood money HNA still has available to spend, how much is left, and how we can spend it.
The Zoom link has been sent to HNA members; if you live in the neighborhood and didn’t get the link, please contact HintgenNA@gmail.com or call 608-315-2693.
A few more things to note:
Please join next Tuesday’s meeting if you can to learn about and weigh in on improving our neighborhood.
Cathy Van Maren,co-chair HNA
NO MOW MAY!
The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is excited to announce and invite residents to join in the second year of the sustainable initiative, “No Mow May!” Participants must register their yard to forgo mowing throughout the month of May. The goal of “No Mow May” is to provide early season forage for emerging native pollinators by reducing lawn mowing frequency during a month where foraging resources are limited.
Registration can be completed by:
• Register over the phone by calling 608-789-7533 Monday -Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Register in person at City Hall (400 La Crosse St) Monday -Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Register online at https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/parks-recreationforestry/sustainability/spring-summer
• Scan QR code above to get to the registration site
Benefits of No Mow May include:
* Allowing for early blooming plants like dandelions and white clover to grow, let’s bees start earlier on their foraging efforts.
* The longer grasses provide a crucial habitat for many insects and small animals without having to travel far
distances through the city.
* As grass is routinely cut, it weakens the root system. Allowing the grass to grow out gives the opportunity to develop a great root system, which improves water retention and drought resiliency.Once cut, the longer trimmings will further aid the soil by returning the nutrients, promoting healthier, thicker grass, and lessening the need for fertilizer.
* Less lawn-mowing resulting in fewer air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in addition to savings on fuel costs.
The Hintgen Neighborhood Association meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mormon Coulee Road & Birch Street.
Board: Co-Chair: Cathy Van Maren, Co-Chair: <vacant>, Secretary: <vacant>, Treasurer: <vacant>
View our organizing documents:
Agendas and minutes of past meetings
Hintgen Neighborhood Association Boundaries:
Diagonal Road to the North, to the East along the Railroad tracks along 29th Street South, to Holly Place, Broadview Place and Mormon Coulee Road to the South, and Losey Boulevard to the West.