May 2019 newsletter: Mental Health Awareness Month, county golf courses open for season, open data portal, National Foster Care Month, Resilient Communities Project,

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May 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Golf courses open for the season
- New stories available in the open data portal
- National Foster Care Month
- Resilient Communities Project celebration May 16
- May events
- In the news

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It's Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month

Throughout the month, our public health and social services will provide opportunities for everyone who lives, works and plays in Ramsey County to learn and spread awareness about mental health and well-being.

Participate in May's Mental Health Awareness Month activities

Spring has sprung at county golf courses

Spring is here and county golf courses are ready! All Ramsey County golf courses and driving ranges are open for the season. Learn more about our courses which cater to golfers of all ages and skill levels:

  • Goodrich (Maplewood).
  • Keller (Maplewood).
  • Manitou Ridge (White Bear Lake).
  • The Ponds at Battle Creek (Maplewood).
  • Island Lake (Shoreview).

Reserve your tee time and book youth lessons

Youth attending golf lesson

New stories added to open data portal - including elections and libraries

Three photos: Emergency Communications Center, I voted stickers, girl reading book

New stories and data sets have been added to the county's open data portal. The open data portal is a tool to conduct research and access data on county programs and services.

Dig in to find interesting facts and figures about your county such as:

Visit the county's open data portal

May is National Foster Care Month

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Every heart needs a home. 

National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize foster parents, policymakers, child welfare professionals and others who help more than 1,000 youth in Ramsey County foster care find brighter futures and permanent homes. 

Foster parents make a difference in our community every day. Learn how you can foster a future by attending our upcoming foster care parent orientation on Thursday, June 13.

Learn more and register for orientation

University partnership with county produces future-thinking projects

Hmong family standing by a recycling container

Ramsey County has been partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project during the 2018-2019 academic year. You're invited to come celebrate the work of students and learn about their 14 cross-disciplinary projects with the county to address community resiliency and sustainability.

Projects include:

  • Removing Transportation Barriers to Employment.
  • Empowering Citizens to Vote.
  • Putting Residents First: Accessibility of County Service Facilities.
  • Making Connections: Reducing Food Waste While Improving Food Security.

Learn more about the May 16 celebration

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Upcoming events

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Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Volunteers in Corrections Annual Flower Sale
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25
Sundays, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Mental Health Awareness Facebook Live Series
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 31

Tamarack Nature Center naturalist holding owl

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Site - Arden Hills
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Drop-In Discoveries at Tamarack Nature Center
Saturday, May 4

First Half of 2019 Property Taxes are Due
Wednesday, May 15

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, May 18

View all upcoming events

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In the news