Posted on October 16, 2019
Japanese knotweed is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. Often mistaken for bamboo, this tall and pretty plant is fast-growing (six centimetres per day) and requires minimal care.
The extensive root system can grow through foundations, damage concrete walls, pavement, drainage works, and flood prevention structures, resulting in expensive problems for both the city and private landowners.
Knotweed is notoriously difficult to eradicate, and studies around the world have repeatedly shown that mechanical efforts such as cutting, digging, smothering, or burning are ineffective and can contribute to its spread. The current best practice is spot-application of a selected non-glyphosate herbicide by a licensed contractor. There are a lot of resources to learn more about knotweed online. For example, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.
For a quick summary of invasive plants in Kitchener, watch this presentation to Kitchener city council, from August 2019.
by Kathy M.
Posted on September 22, 2019
The Kitchener Waterloo “Library of Things” is located in the MHBP neighbourhood. Here is some information about their repair cafe event this coming Saturday:
Updated on August 8, 2019
Updated on June 19, 2019
June 22 is a big day in the Mt. Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood. In the morning we have been organizing a Garage Sale. For the Garage Sale we will be using a the hashtag #mhbpgarage and if you are on twitter you can post your “great stuff” to direct people to your bargains. We have a large area in our ‘hood so walk, bike, drive around to the different sites to see what is for sale. The link above includes a map showing the addresses of everyone.
In the afternoon, from 2 – 5, we have the second annual Duke St. West Music Fest (we like to call it DSWMF). Many musicians from last year are returning and we have a few additional players as well. The poster below lists most musicians but we have a couple of ‘last minute’ additions as well.
Please drop by our DSWMF. We will have treats and also be ordering pizza for everyone during the music. Last year we had over 100 people listening to our music, all performed by artists who live in the MHBP neighbourhood.
We are also happy for any volunteer help like cleaning up after and we may have various tasks during the fest. It will be a great three hours.
Posted on May 25, 2019
MHBP is nestled between Downtown Kitchener and “uptown” Waterloo. Parts of us even involve the mysterious “Midtown”. Some residents might be interested in the history of Waterloo and there are several fascinating walks being presented. So for a closer look at our neighbour, here is the schedule.
Updated on June 19, 2019
MHPBNA Neighbourhood Garage Sale, June 22, 2019
It’s that time of the year again! Clear out your garages, closets, basements, storage areas!
Sort your children’s clothes and toys!
Mount Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association is having our annual neighbourhood garage sale.
June 22, 2019
Garage Sale 8 am to 1pm
Garage Sale – Mount Hope – Breithaupt Park area in Kitchener (see map)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Garage Sale – Please FILL OUT THIS FORM to add yourself as a participant to the map below! (It may take a day to get added)
Once we’re finished with the sales, everyone is invited to Duke Street Playground at 2pm for the 2nd annual Duke Street West Music Fest!
See below for the Garage Sale Map. It will be updating as more people add their locations.
Posted on May 16, 2019
We will be posting more information about these events closer to the dates. But June is a big month so fasten your seat belts!
June 9th we are co-sponsoring a Flea Market at the Breithaupt Centre. Here is what happened last year.
If you live in MHBP and would like to play at the DSWMF please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are putting together a list and checking it twice.