Join us at the annual Minneapolis Earth Day cleanup

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Join us along West River Parkway near 36th or 44th
Image: A group of previous Earth Day volunteers returning with their haul

A group of previous Earth Day volunteers returning with their haul at the 36th Street location.

Taking place just off of West River Parkway, this cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. People come from throughout the local river corridor, neighborhoods and metro area – individuals, families, small church, corporate and student or scout groups – to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River. This is a family-friendly event providing an excellent opportunity to get outside and work together to help improve this treasured area. We've returned to this site year after year and have noticed a dramatic improvement to the area thanks to dedicated volunteers like you! 

To participate, simply show up at either 36th St & W River Parkway or E 44th St & W River Parkway to sign-in with FMR staff. We'll provide all of the supplies, however, if you have your own gloves feel free to bring them along. Sturdy shoes are strongly suggested as well as dressing in layers for the weather.

Advanced registration for this event is not required, however, if you have a group of 10-20 people, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, or 651.222.2193 x31. For groups of 20+ please contact Erica Chua, or 612-230-6479 to be assigned a location that will better fit your group size. 

To receive the most up-to-date notices of our volunteer opportunities and events, sign up for our twice-monthly e-newsletter, Mississippi Messages.

Thanks to our Gorge Stewards Program partners and funders: Longfellow Community Council, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Andeavor Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund, Xcel Energy, Great Lakes Brewing Company, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and US Forest Service.