Date & Time

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:30 am to noon


Multiple sites throughout Minneapolis
See Get Involved below


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

5K Bee Run

Join us on Saturday, April 18 at Boom Island Park for a fun run/walk that supports the creation of a pollinator pathway along the Mississippi River. Dogs are welcome!

  • REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am
  • KIDS RUN starts at 8:30 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.

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Support the 2020 Earth Day Clean Up

Help us support the Earth Day Clean Up, and the Minneapolis Parks beautification efforts. Earth Day sponsorships allow you to connect with thousands of Twin Cities’ residents and environmentalists while showing your support for our local community. We offer multiple sponsorship opportunities to help you to reach your target audience. Email Erica Chua at or call 612-230-6479 to become a sponsor.

2019 Earth Day Results

Thank you to the Minnesota Lottery, Continental Cement, Budget Dumpster, Friends of Lake Hiawatha and the Westminster Presbyterian Church for sponsoring the 2019 event and to all of our volunteers for coming out and making the clean up a huge success. Here are the numbers:

  • 501 volunteers
  • 4,700+ 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.

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Become a 2020 Earth Day Sponsor


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 2020 takes place at more than 35 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 or 612-230-6479.

Individuals and Small Groups

It’s easy to get involved in Earth Day Cleanup 2020. 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 or 612-230-6479 for a list of sites that can accommodate your group.

Cleanup Sites

2020 Cleanup sites to be determined, please check back soon

Thank You

As a thank you for Earth Day volunteers, participating breweries and coffee shops will be offering free and discounted beverages again in 2020 to those that contribute to clean up efforts.  Check back soon to see a list of participating coffee shops and breweries.  If you are interested in providing a discounted or free beverage to Earth Day volunteers please contact Event Coordinator, Erica Chua at or 612-230-6479.


  • Penny’s
  • Corner Coffee
  • Boiler Room Coffee


  • Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
  • Bauhaus Brew Labs
  • Eastlake Craft Brewery
  • Boom Island Brewing
  • 612 Brew
  • Lakes and Legends Brewery
  • Utepils Brewery
  • Modist Brewing
  • 56 Brewing
  • Finnegan’s