Celebrate Earth Day with the April 26 cleanup or 5K recycle run April 19

Join your neighbors at the 2014 Earth Day cleanup from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26. No pre-registration is required.

The annual Earth Day Cleanup brings Minneapolis neighborhoods, businesses and volunteer organizations together to clean our city’s parks, neighborhoods and watersheds. Volunteers pick up trash and help clean up Minneapolis’ water resources. After the cleanup, volunteers celebrate with refreshments, door prizes and all-ages programs.

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the City of Minneapolis launched the cleanup in 1995 to demonstrate both the need to improve the quality of Minneapolis lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality. 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.

To take part in Earth Day activities, arrive at any site from 9:30 a.m. to noon and check in at the registration table. For more information, go to Earth Day Clean Up page on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation website. 

There is also a 5K, 10K or free kids’ run for Earth Day on April 19. To register for one of the runs, go to the Recycle Run’s web page.

Published Apr 15, 2014