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December 5, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Wynn Hjermstad, Urban Development, 402-441-8211
Milo Mumgaard, Cleaner Greener Lincoln, 402-441-7376

Mayor to Kick Off "Greening Lincoln" Workshops

Tuesday, December 6, Mayor Chris Beutler will welcome participants to a three-day "Greening Lincoln" workshop focused on improvements in the Everett Neighborhood in central Lincoln. The first session begins at 12:30 p.m, and all sessions will take place at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 1302 "F" Street. Lincoln was one of five cities chose to be part of the "Greening America's Capitals" program, an initiative of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation.

Wynn Hjermstad, Manager of Community Development for the City Urban Development Department, said the workshops are designed to solicit input and ideas on making the area more bikeable, walkable and liveable. She said Greening Lincoln is part of the City's ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life in the South Capitol neighborhoods. The project area is 11th Street from "A" to "J" streets, but Hjermstad said the ideas that come from the workshops could be used in other parts of the City. The project team includes local experts, the EPA, City staff and Community ReDesigned and BNIM, a team of architects and planners

The public is invited to attend any or all sessions free of charge. The schedule includes:

Tuesday, December 6:

Wednesday, December 7:

Thursday, December 8:

For more information, contact Hjermstad at 402-441-8211 or

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