Date & Time

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30 am-noon

Address

Multiple sites throughout Minneapolis
See Get Involved below

Registration

This event is free and open to all ages
No registration required

Bee Run

5K Bee Run

Join us on Saturday, April 21 at Boom Island Park for a fun run/walk that supports the creation of a pollinator pathway along the Mississippi River

REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am
FUN RUN/WALK starts at 9 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts at 9:30 am

Event Description

Earth Day Cleanup is held at several sites throughout the City of Minneapolis. It is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling. 

Event Information

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. 

Get Involved

Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of the annual Minneapolis Earth Day Cleanup and help keep Minneapolis a beautiful place to live, work, and play! Earth Day Cleanup 2018 takes place at more than 30 locations throughout Minneapolis. The event has become the largest community-service project in the city attracting 1,800+ volunteers, annually.  There are many ways to become involved as a sponsor, please read the sponsorship packet [PDF] to learn about the sponsorship opportunities for this event.

If you would like to support this event please contact Erica Chua, Community Outreach Event Coordinator at EChua@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6479.

Individuals and Small Groups

It's easy to get involved in Earth Day Cleanup 2018. No pre-registration is required! Arrive at any site between 9:30 am and noon, bring a pair of gloves to pick up trash, and check in at the registration table. A site coordinator will provide you with gloves (if you did not bring any) and bags, and instruct you where to go and where to leave trash. Every site has a coordinator available to assist volunteers and to answer any questions you may have.

Large Groups

If you have a group of 20 or more volunteers looking for a site, please contact Erica Chua at echua@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6479 for a list of sites that can accommodate your group.

Cleanup Sites

To be determined.