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3 Invasive Plant Removal Plan: Tidal Creek, Ramon Way and Appian Way: 3 October 2020, 9 AM

3 Invasive Plant Removal Plan: Tidal Creek, Ramon Way and Appian Way: 3 October 2020, 9 AM

Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance (CBWA)
Snell Isle Property Owners Association (SIPOA)
Keep Pinellas Beautiful (KPB)
Registration at the site, Ramon and Appian Way, starting at 8:30 AM, 3 October.

This creek services stormwater runoff from the local area as well as from storm drains along Snell Isle Blvd. During previous projects, we removed Brazilian Peppers and Carrotwood trees that were competing with native plants along the creek embankment. We also removed dense foliage that provided camouflage for nefarious activity. In this phase, principal work is to remove Brazilian Pepper trees: dead debris that is in the creek bed and live growth on the far side of the creek. Above and Beyond Landscaping- Antwon Montgomery is the contractor; their team will do the extraction with chainsaws and a truck to bring debris to the easement area. Volunteers will use loppers and saws to cut the debris and load it on a trailer.

CBWA and SIPOA will coordinate the work and provide supplies (water, snacks, gloves) and KPB will support the project with tools and equipment. Funding supporting this project includes funds from Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Water, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, and Snell Isle Property Owners Association.

Participants must be at least 16 years old; dress for the operation should include pants, shirts, and closed foot wear. We advise that the embankment is very uneven and a difficult place to work. In a previous project someone fell into the creek. Please be careful.

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Neighborhood yard sale on October 10th

The Gathering Church is holding its first ever neighborhood yard sale on October 10th! They're inviting all our neighbors to set up their wares for sale so reserve a space today at http://www.thegatheringstpete.org before it sells out.

Whether you want to clear out the garage and sell things or you want to find treasures to take home, it should be a fun day in with our neighbors. They’ll have a food truck to feed the masses so plan to make a day of it. The sale runs from 8 AM - 2 PM at 4400 Shore Acres Blvd NE.

Add the event to your calendar on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/785382322237814/?active_tab=about

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Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Event

Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. Petersburg College Allstate Center
3200 34th St. S.

Safely dispose and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs and fertilizer.

Event Information:

For details about accepted items and quantity limits, please visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/mobileoptions.htm Collection may be delayed or canceled due to severe weather.
Electronics and chemicals generated by businesses are not accepted at mobile collection events. For business collection dates, visit: www.pinellascounty.org/bizwaste
For questions or live chat, please call Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste at 727-464-7500 or www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste

Special instructions:

For the safety of customers and staff:
Before the event: customers are asked place electronics and chemicals in the vehicle trunk, back of a pick-up truck, SUV or trailer bed.
During the event:
Social distancing of at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) will be observed.
Customers are asked to remain in their vehicles.
All items must be in the vehicle trunk, back of a pick-up truck, SUV, or trailer bed.
Staff will not remove items from vehicle interiors.

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We're Here to Help

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

The City has set aside funding to help residents that have lost income due to COVID-19. With the Coronavirus Relief Fund, eligible homeowners may receive grants to help cover mortgage or utility expenses.

Find the application, qualifications and more info at stpete.org/CRF

Renters, learn about assistance for rent and utilities at stpete.org/RentAssistance THE ST. PETE WAY

As we work to Restart St. Pete, here’s how you can help us keep our city healthy. Wear your mask - Don't have one? Visit a mask distribution site!* Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces Social distance 6 ft. (about the wingspan of a Brown Pelican) Feeling symptoms? Get tested!

Mask distribution site locations, current testing centers, tips + more at RestartStPete.com

*available while supplies last UNICORNS, MERMAIDS, TRASH FAIRIES

What do these have in common? They don't exist!

For large items like furniture, mattresses, appliances and excess yard waste, there's only one magic spell to make it go away: Special Pickup! Don’t leave them out on the curb or alley - call the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398 or submit in SeeClickFix to request a quote. Some items can even be collected for free!

Find accepted items, pricing and more information at stpete.org/SpecialPickup UTILITY RATE CHANGES IN THE WORKS

Each year, utility rates and charges are evaluated and updated - this year included. New rates will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2020, pending City Council approval.

We're here to help: COVID-19 assistance programs: RestartStPete.com Water conservation programs & rebates: stpete.org/WaterConservation

Find key dates and more info at stpete.org/rates 5K, BUT MAKE IT VIRTUAL

Glow up and join Healthy St. Pete for the 4th Annual Fit City 5K! To allow for safe physical distance, the event has gone virtual this year. Complete the race Oct. 4-10 on your own time and on your favorite route.

Registration is $25 and includes a race bib and medal and supports local youth recreation. Register by Sept. 21 to get a free race T-shirt and glow kit. Find more information and registration at HealthyStPeteFL.com FALSE ALARM UPDATE A false alarm is when a security alarm goes off, the Police show up and there's no evidence of criminal activity, attempted criminal activity or an emergency at the premises. The City has handed off customer service, notices, billing and disputes for the false alarm program to an outside vendor. This should offer a more streamlined customer experience.

Learn more at stpete.org/FalseAlarm BE READY BEFORE THE STORM

Hurricane season is here. Make sure your household has an evacuation plan and is signed up for Alert St. Pete for real-time messages. Stay safe out there, St. Pete! Learn more at StPetePrepares.com or pinellascounty.org/emergency

GIVING BACK MADE EASY

Sept. 5 is International Day of Charity. Celebrate with the Utility Assistance Program, which allows you to make easy, automatic charitable donations through your utility bill. Collected funds are distributed through a network of social service agencies to help St. Pete families in need.

You can make a one-time contribution or commit to monthly donations for any amount. With the new Utility Bill Round-Up option, your bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the rest is donated. That's less than $12/year! Learn more and sign up to donate at stpete.org/utilityassistance

COMPLETE YOUR 2020 CENSUS The census is here! Every 10 years, the federal government uses the census to count every resident in the U.S. This data dictates everything from seats in U.S. Congress to billions of dollars in federal funding for healthcare, education and local programs for the next 10 years. Help make sure St. Pete is counted. Take just a couple of minutes to complete the census securely and confidentially at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020. HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS...AT A DISTANCE

For health and safety, in-person events for CareFest Day of Service have been canceled. However, residents are still encouraged to help from home with CareFest 2020 to continue St. Pete's culture of giving back. Here are 7 ways to help at a distance: Donate a Local Non-Profit Donate Supplies to Help the Less Fortunate Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup Volunteer & Give Back Virtually Make a Donation at a Power of Change Donation Station Donate to the Utility Assistance Program Support Local Businesses

Visit stpete.org/CareFest for more info

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image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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