A Heartfelt THANK YOU to Our Como Neighbors
We could not do our work without our amazing Como neighbors. In fact, our very reason for existing is to provide the means for all of us who live and work in Como to collectively work on complex community issues, so we can synchronize and maximize our impact on the common good. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for taking part in our initiatives and for sharing your experiences, perspectives, time, energy and passion. You are what makes Como a place we call home.
We also want to thank the organizations that support and collaborate with us
As with any complex issue, working on Como Lake’s water quality struggles is not something we can or should do alone. As we seek to build our leadership role in reducing and preventing pollution sources that originate within the Como neighborhood, we are thankful for the wonderful support we’ve received from these organizations:
City of St. Paul Parks Department, Natural Resources Section – in particular Cy Kosel, Faith Krogstad, and the great guys and gals that make up the Natural Resources Section.
Capitol Region Watershed District – in particular Lindsay VanPatten and Jessica Bromelkamp, who lead CRWD’s community outreach, and the Board of Managers, who have approved grant funding for CACN for several years.
Ramsey County Environmental Health – in particular Pete Miller and John Springman, who (among other things) supervise the yard waste composting sites.
District 10 Como Community Council – in particular Michael Kuchta, Executive Director, Mike Ireland, chair of the Environment Committee, and all the board and committee members.
University of Minnesota urban ecosystem and stormwater researchers – in particular Drs. Sarah Hobbie and Jacques Finlay, who are also fellow Como neighbors!
The Product Factory – a new partner for us in 2015! We especially want to thank Pete Peluso, who secured a deep discount for us in needed leaf management supplies.
Citizens League – last but certainly not least, we thank our mentors from the Citizens League, especially Sean Kershaw and Pahoua Hoffman. They are the reason the CACN was launched in the first place and continue to support us in our quest to build “civic imagination, civic capacity and civic infrastructure” in the Como neighborhood.
Past Collaborators and Supporters
- 7 Corners Printing
- Advanced Disposal
- North Como Presbyterian Church
- Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps
- Girl Scouts
- Freshwater Society
- Amy Brendmoen, Ward 5 City Council Member
- John Lesch, District 66B, Minnesota House of Representatives
- Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
- University of Minnesota Water Resources Students in Action
- Conservation Corps
- Como Park Senior High School
- Carlson School of Management Alpha Kappa Psi Grad Students