The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Mac-Grove Fest

Mac-Grove Fest
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Groveland Park 
(corner of St. Clair Ave and Prior Ave S)
Festivities: 3-7:00pm

Special Election for MGCC Board of Directors

A special election for the Macalester-Groveland Community Council Board of Directors will take place at the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center (320 South Griggs Street, Saint Paul). Residents of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood are encouraged to attend.

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is seeking Representatives for Grid 1, one At-Large Residential seat and one At-Large Business seat on the Community Council Board of Directors. 

Garage Sale

Be a Part of the Best Neighborhood Sale Ever!
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Neighborhood Clean-up

Volunteers Needed!

Neighborhood Clean-ups are one-day events that allow residents to discard just about anything. District Councils work in partnership with the City to bring together haulers and vendors in one central location and make efforts to reuse or recycle your old stuff for less cost than you would pay a garbage hauler to take it away.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for the neighborhood clean-up taking place on Shepard Road between Alton and Davern (Hosted by Highland District Council). Volunteers are needed to help guide participants through the process, help unload materials, and answer questions. Volunteers receive the free disposal of one load of materials (a minimum $20 value!). Shifts are 7:30am to 10:30am or 10:30am to 1:30pm. Contact 651-695-4005 to volunteer!

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Fall Plant Share

Save the date for the Fall Plant Share on Saturday, September 13, 2014! It will take place from 9:30am-12:00pm at 127 Amherst Street.

Share your extra perennials, fruit bushes, and extra herbs with other neighborhood gardeners! The plant share is a great way to pick up new plants to diversity your garden while giving your divided plants a good home. The plant share is designed to be an exchange, though we suggest a $2 per plant minimum donation if you do not have plants to bring. 

Questions? Email

Native Garden Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2014 Native Garden Award nomination! Unlike the Alley Garden Awards program, the Native Garden Awards rely exclusively on your nominations to recognize well-maintained native gardens.

Awards will be determined by the end of August. Keep an eye out for updates on awards given as well as the tour map of Macalester-Groveland's award-winning native gardens!

St. Paul Healthy Transportation for All

Empowering community leaders to create a healthy and equitable transportation system in St. Paul.

Save the Date!

Convening on Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Carpenter’s Hall Union
710 Olive St, St Paul


Randolph Ave Resurfacing/Reconstruction Information

Please read below for more information about the proposed plans to resurface or repave Randolph Ave between Brimhall and 35E. Information provided by Ramsey County.
The Current State of Randolph Avenue
Randolph Avenue (between Brimhall and Interstate 35E), has serious structural defects which contribute to a short service life for a resurfacing project. Businesses and residents have shared their concerns about the about the condition of Randolph Avenue for more than ten years.

Macalester-Groveland Community Council Announces New Executive Director

Liz Boyer will become the new executive director of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) on May 20th. Boyer brings to the council a strong background in nonprofit work, land use issues and community outreach. According to MGCC President Bob Shoemake, “This community council is on a strong upward trajectory. In the process of completing our once-a-decade revision of our community plan, we have already engaged more than ten percent of our neighborhood, including students, renters, business owners, faith communities, landlords and homeowners.

Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

As of June 1st, the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is now a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  Although there will not be a fee for using the Drop-off Site during the next operating year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015), all members (both new and renewing) must complete a new registration form.


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