WSCO Blog

June 10th – BIKE-A-THON

Raise money for WSCO while exploring the West Side!  This is not a race, but rather an enjoyable group ride through our scenic neighborhood. It will be held this year on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm meet at Parque Castillo in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul.  Picnic BBQ after also at Parque Castillo

 

     

There will be an 8-mile route and a 20-mile route to choose from. You will be able to ride at your own pace and there will be many others riding along with you. This ride is a great way to meet other people who love bicycling, while raising money for a bicycle advocacy and education organization. WSCO is partnering with Cycles for Change.  Make sure to indicate you are riding for WSCO when you set up your individual page!

contact info@wsco.org with questions

 

St. Paul Public Works Open House! May 24th 4-7pm

Explore heavy equipment, enjoy a bucket truck ride, get your face painted, jump around in the bounce castle, or take the challenge of the large climbing wall. There will also be interactive displays, tours, music, door prizes, food trucks and more!

https://www.stpaul.gov/calendar/public-works-open-house

West Side Farmers Market Starts June 3rd!

8:30-1pm at the Icy Cup Parking Lot, 63 George St W 55107

West Side Farmers Market Facebook Page!

http://growingwestside.com/

http://growingwestside.com/

Resources to Compost your Organic Waste!

Ramsey County had lots of resources to get started composting or recycling your organic waste!

Would you like recycling and compost bins at your wedding or event?  The county provides them at no cost!

Want to get started composting at home or dropping your organic waste off with the county?

“Recycling your organics helps the environment by avoiding methane emissions that contribute to global climate change. It also returns essential nutrients to the soil and improves soil health. ”

Scroll down on the “Organic Waste” page above to check out the section on how to recycle organics.

How to use the organics recycling starter kit

Free organics starter kit

 

Interested in composting at home? The Recycling Association of Minnesota is has a $20 discount on compost bins for residents of Ramsey County.

 

Are you wild for compost? Check out the University of Minnesota’s info on Compost and your garden will thank you!

 

WSCO and West Side Flats area featured in Twin Cities Daily Planet

[PHOTOS] Honoring history and reclaiming the land on St. Paul’s West Side through ‘Future Sol’

As eagles soared above the crowd on Earth Day, April 22, the city of St. Paul unveiled new design concepts of the West Side Flats Greenway. West Side Community Organization partnered with the city to host Future Sol, an event which gave the community an opportunity to voice their opinions on the greenway’s design before the plans are complete.

St. Paul: Fillmore West would bring up to 830 apartments to West Side