April 5, 2023

Friday, December 22, 2023

Happy Holidays from SOS!

This photo may have you wishing for a fresh blanket of snow for the holiday season. This image was captured back on Halloween and we haven't seen snow since. Perhaps this is more evidence as to why we need to protect our dense, mature tree canopy to continue the work of carbon sequestering.

As we close out the year, we want to share updates on the ongoing effort to oppose the Summit Ave Regional Bike Trail plan:

·     SOS continues to work hard to get the real facts out, which prove convincingly that the proposed trail is the wrong fit for Summit Avenue

·     SOS has filed a challenge in the Minnesota Court of Appeals to the city’s refusal to consider the significant adverse environmental impacts of the proposed trail, and we are optimistic about our chances to force the City to do an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

·     We still very much need your support, both financially and as fact-based advocates.

Asking for Action:

·     As you talk to your friends and neighbors over the holidays about what SOS is doing, please use the linked talking points below. And lots of added resources here.

Click here for TALKING POINTS

More Action Items:

·     The litigation efforts take money, and we need your help financially. 

Historic Summit Avenue – SOS

c/o Francis Luikart

1905 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

  • Our legal team will provide regular updates to SOS Sustainers (>$500)

  • Remember that SOS is a 501©3 non-profit; please give before year end so you can maximize the tax advantages of your donation (tax info below)

Historic Summit Avenue

dba Save Our Street

EIN 92-3253633

  • If you would like to host an event for friends and neighbors to support SOS, please let us know and we will have a member of our ‘speakers bureau’ attend to provide an update

  • Lastly, someone is targeting SOS signs

It appears that someone is threatened by our SOS signs. About 20+ signs on Summit Avenue were vandalized twice in the last couple of weeks (similar to the photo above). Does anyone have a security video showing who is damaging the signs? 

We will carry on! And we will straighten the signposts :)

And we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and a joyful New Year!

SOS Steering Committee

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ABOUT SOS (Save Our Street)

Save Our Street is a citizen group that seeks to educate and advocate for the preservation of the historic streetscape of Summit Avenue as a treasured St. Paul destination and a safe, tree-lined, multi-modal corridor for generations to come. SaveSummitAvenue.org

SOS Steering Committee Chair: Gary Todd Grtodd@comcast.net 651-470-4720

SOS Public Relations Carolyn Will carolyn@cwcommunications.info 612-414-9661