EARTH DAY CLEAN UP HAD BEEN CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 21, AND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 12TH FROM 9:30 AM TO NOON.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED – PLEASE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY BUILDING AT WEBBER-PARK, 4400 DUPONT AVENUE NORTH PRIOR TO 9 AM ON THAT SATURDAY. THE EVENT WILL GO FROM 9 AM TO NOON.
2017 Earth Day Results
Thank you to the Minnesota Lottery for sponsoring the 2017 event and to all of our volunteers for coming out and making this event a huge success. Here are the numbers:
- 1,809 volunteers
- 7,700+ pounds of garbage collected
Cleanup was initiated in 1995 to draw attention to the water quality improvement needs of Minneapolis’ lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality.
Help Improve Minneapolis Parks
The goal of Earth Day Cleanup is to provide a volunteer experience and environmental education to Minneapolis residents and park users. This annual event involves cleaning Minneapolis parks, neighborhoods, watersheds and water bodies including the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Powderhorn Lake, Diamond Lake, Shingle Creek, Minnehaha Creek, Bassett’s Creek and the Mississippi River. Since the inception of the Earth Day cleanup we have removed more than 140,000 pounds of garbage from Minneapolis parks.
Learn About Our Environment and Community
In addition to cleanup efforts, environmental education is a key part of our Earth Day efforts. Onsite programs offer volunteers the opportunity to learn about various issues affecting our environment and community today. The programs are designed for individuals of all ages.