Spring burns in Ramsey County parks

Spring burns in Ramsey County parks​

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will conduct prescribed burns of some county-owned prairies and woodlands this spring. Burns are planned to begin in April and run through June. Experienced county staff and contractors work carefully to manage smoke conditions while conducting burns, however, some residents may smell smoke. 

Specific dates and times of burns are dependent on weather and wind conditions and will be announced whenever possible on www.ramseycounty.us/parks and on the Parks and Recreation Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Burns will be conducted at the following parks: Long Lake Regional Park, Battle Creek Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Fish Creek Open Space, Keller Regional Park and Tamarack Nature Center.


Call for math and literacy tutors in Roseville

Roseville needs 13 literacy tutors and three math tutors for the 2017-2018 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,700 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state, with as many as 1,000 tutors in Twin Cities schools.

Both full- and part-time tutors are being recruited to begin a year of paid service this fall. By joining Reading Corps or Math Corps, individuals will be helping more than 35,000 students statewide. Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps are statewide programs designed to help every Minnesota student succeed in reading by the end of third grade, and in math by the end of eighth grade.

Schools in the Roseville area that have been awarded tutor positions are: Brimhall Elementary, Central Park, Edgerton Elementary, Emmet D. Williams Elementary, Fairview Community Center, Falcon Heights Elementary, Harambee Elementary, Little Canada Elementary, and Parkview Center School. Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps tutors commit to 11 months of service, during which they earn $574 (full-time) every two weeks and an education award of up to $5,815 to help pay for further education at the end of their service. Full-time tutors are also eligible for health insurance and child care assistance.

Math and literacy tutors are fully trained by Math Corps and Reading Corps. Tutor candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from high school graduates to retirees. Mid-career individuals considering a professional change are also excellent candidates. Parents also find serving as a tutor is a great way to support their child’s school. To learn more about Reading Corps or Math Corps, or to apply to serve as a tutor, visit www.readingandmath.net or call 866-859-2825.


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