6th Avenue SE Greenway

Chair: Cordelia Pierson

Our Future: Riverfront Connections Celebrate Nature, History, Art

Greenway

The first neighborhood of Minneapolis, Marcy-Holmes welcomes new residents every year. People are drawn to our walkable, creative community, so close to the Mississippi River, the University, and downtown. Sixth Avenue SE provides a vital riverfront connection and gateway, modeling how native plantings help us care for our Mississippi River and how nature, history, and art together give our community distinct character.

In 2015, the Sixth Avenue SE Greenway Task Force, a project of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, is improving this neighborhood gateway by planting native flowers and grasses well-suited to each area, and caring for these young plants through the growing season. This project is providing a lively opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and brighten a prominent entry for people walking and cycling the Stone Arch Bike Boulevard and Mississippi River Trail.

Want to hear more about the sculptures and our history?

Listen to the Marcy-Holmes history tour at www.MinneapolisHistorical.org

Calling YOU for the 2019 Care Team: Stewards for Sixth Avenue SE

1. Help out at a Care Day - Sign Up Here!

2. Be kind to the baby plants: give them some water, don’t step on them

3. Take a walk on the wild side: learn about the native plants, take photos, and send us your notes about what you see growing and going on there

Upcoming Dates

This project is providing a lively opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and brighten a prominent entry for people walking and cycling the Stone Arch Bike Boulevard and Mississippi River Trail.

We'll provide gloves, you bring a trowel!

If you have questions, please contact Cordelia Pierson (cell 651.815.1268 or cordelia.pierson@gmail.com).

Thursday, May 9, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, May 23, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, June 6, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, June 27, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, July 11, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, July 25, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, August 8, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, August 22, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday, September 12, 6 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 3, 5:30 - 7 pm

Saturday, November 2, 9 am - 12 pm