The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is represented by a group of volunteers elected by residents each fall. EHFNA is working to improve the neighborhood through programming that is made possible through the work of neighborhood residents and business owners like you. Please contact us at 612.430.9161 or and visit us on the web at

EHFNA April eNewsletter

Ice Cream Social & Neighborhood Engagement Gathering

MAY 14 at Lyndale Farmstead Park  1-3 pm

Enjoy an ice cream sandwich, meet your neighbors and share your ideas how East Harriet can be better connected with neighbors, seniors and renters!

We hope to see you there!


Celebrate Earth Week & Help Design East Harriet's First Storm Drain Mural! 
Why is clean water important to you? 
Why do you love Lake Harriet or Minnehaha Creek? 
What do you see when you think about clean water? 
Complete our survey during Earth Week (now through Sunday, April 24, 2022) to help us create our neighborhood's -- and the City of Minneapolis's -- first storm drain mural! 
Your ideas will inspire contracted artist Tomie Topbear’s original design!

Contact with questions. 

The Clean Walk Program

The Clean Walk Program is an EHFNA community initiative to provide tools for residents to help keep our neighborhood and community clean.
The Clean Walk Program is designed for people that love to take casual walks in the East Harriet neighborhood. We are fortunate to live in an area with beautiful green spaces, and it is important for us to try and do our part to keep those areas clean.
How does the Clean Walk program work? Just contact the EHFNA at and we will provide you with a garbage claw and 10 biodegradable bags. Then you take the claw and a bag with you whenever you go on a walk, and pick up garbage along the way. Simple as that! The point of this program is to encourage residents to do what you can, where you can, whenever you feel like it. You don’t have to grab every piece of garbage you walk by, and you don’t have to do this every day. The idea is that if everyone does a little bit here and there, it adds up to quite a lot of litter cleaned up in our community. In addition, it makes for a more sustainable solution to keeping our neighborhoods and parks clean, since walking around our neighborhood is probably already part of your routine.
To receive your free garbage claw and 10 bag supply, please email with your name and address or intersection (to verify East Harriet residency). After that, you will receive a reply with instructions on how to obtain your Clean Walk Program materials. Supplies are limited and only one claw and package of bags are allowed per household. Your email address will be kept private, and only used to send an optional follow-up survey to gather feedback on the program.

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association was grateful to have Crime Prevention Specialist Jennifer Waisanen at our April Board Meeting to fill us in on the latest crime activities in our neighborhood and how to protect ourselves. Please see the accompanying information.

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Crime Prevention

East Harriet Crime Chart

Sign up for crime alerts here:

Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist   (612) 673-5407

Minneapolis Police Department | 5th Precinct,, 3101 Nicollet Avenue South

Come join the Board of East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA

We are currently accepting applications for a new Board Member! Help shape what happens in your neighborhood. Send your information and why you would like to be on the board to

East Harriet's volunteer board of directors consists of neighborhood residents and business owners who serve two-year terms. Board members have a broad variety of occupational backgrounds and interests. They focus their energies on the overall direction of the neighborhood as well as on committee work.

The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently held via Zoom, at 7:00 pm. Please contact for the meeting link.


Earth Day Clean Up

Lake Harriet Park
4135 Lake Harriet Pkwy, Band Shell parking lot
Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 am to noon

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) along with the City of Minneapolis announce the annual Minneapolis Earth Day Clean-Up event will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 am to noon

This year’s cleanup takes place throughout the City of Minneapolis and is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling.

It’s free to participate and everyone is encouraged to participate by volunteering to help pick up trash in parks, neighborhoods, and watersheds. Bags and gloves will be provided and available on a first come, first serve basis. 

List of other Minneapolis locations HERE

Minneapolis Update

Attend Community Listening Sessions on Police Chief Search
City Council’s Public Health & Safety Committee and the Mayor’s Police Chief Search Committee have planned a series of community listening sessions to help inform the search process for the next Minneapolis police chief. Each police precinct will have a listening session. The listening session in Police Precinct 5 will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park building (4055 Nicollet Ave). Learn more. 
City Street Sweeping Begins April 19
The Public Works Street Department will begin the Comprehensive Spring Street Sweeping
program on Tuesday, April 19. For approximately four weeks, sweeping crews will take care of more than 1,000 miles of city streets. Alley and parkway sweeping is already underway.
The City’s website will again feature the Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup where people can see the full sweep schedule to learn exactly when their street is scheduled for cleaning. If you have any questions regarding street sweep operations, please contact Steve Collin in Transportation Maintenance and Repair at 612-673-5695 or
How to Report Potholes
If you see a pothole on a city street, you can report it to 311 and they will make arrangements to have it repaired. Visit the City's website for help determining if the pothole is on a City-maintained street. 
City Launches 2022 Shared Bike and Scooter Program
The city’s shared bike and scooter program launches in mid-April with classic pedal bikes and electric-assisted bicycles from Lyft and foot scooters from Lime and Spin. Learn more about the program here. Residents can sign up for service with each of the operators by downloading their apps or by visiting their websites:


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