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Here are some things to note:
Spring History Walk
The first Schnitzelburg History Walk, narrated by Don Haag, will be held on Saturday, June 10th and will begin at 10 am at Swiss Hall (719 Lynn Street). Walkers will be permitted to leave their vehicles in the Swiss Hall parking lot for the duration of the walk. Come early for complimentary doughnuts from Nord's bakers and coffee from Sunergos. The walk will include historic Preston Street and a short stint through out sister community, St. Joseph. To sign p for the walk, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June SACC Meeting
47th Annual Dainty Contest
Mark your calendars for the 47th Annual Dainty Contest that is happening on Monday, July 31st.
Love Louisville Trees Tree Planting
Louisville is the fastest warming city in the country. One of the contributing factors to this is our lack of tree canopy, the area of the city shaded by trees. To make matters worse, the city is currently losing about 54,000 trees a year due to various cause. The goal for Louisville and for Schintzelburg is to have 40% tree coverage. Currently our whole neighborhood is at 20%, with more trees south of Texas.
To combat the loss of trees in our city SACC is once again teaming up with Love Louisville Trees (LLT) with the goal of planting 170 trees in Schnitzelburg, in one day, November 11. To make this day a success we first have to find some yards to put these trees in. Soon SACC and LLT will begin canvassing the neighborhood, literally knocking on ever door to find Tree-cipients. To receive a tree all you have to do is pledge to take care of it for 3 years so the roots can get going. THERE IS NO COST TO RECEIVE A TREE. The volunteers will dig the hole, plant the tree, and clean up after themselves. If you have any questions please contact SACC for now and we will follow up with you. Schnitzelburg@yahoo.com or check out the tree section on Louisville Grows.org
Neighborhood Watch Program
The Schnitzelburg neighborhood is a great community to live, work and play! We all want our community to be a safe and friendly place to be and watching out for the well-being of our neighbors is a big part of that! Please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) on your street with the help of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). NWP is a crime prevention program that encourages and active partnership between residents and the police to reduce crime in their neighborhood. Good neighbors can keep watch out for each other and encourages neighbors to get to know one another. LMPD will help interested residents start a NWP with program materials and strategies to encourage other neighbors to join – sharing information and raising awareness.
Neighborhood watch program benefits include:
• Crime reduction
• Better overall quality of life
• Increased sense of personal control and responsibility for security
• Improved community unity and pride
• Productive partnerships with local law enforcement
LMPD’s Fourth Division covers the Schnitzelburg area and can be reached at 574-7010. More information is also available on the Metro website www.louisvilleky.gov; search for Neighborhood Watch.
Let SACC know if there is already an active NWP on your block, or when you and your neighbors form a group! We are very fond of the quote “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.”