Nicollet Island cleanup + celebration! [FULL - register for waitlist]

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
Volunteers on Nicollet Island

Join FMR and Odell Brewing Company for this island cleanup to "Make it Pretty"! We'll collect trash from the shoreline and from the forested areas of Nicollet Island to prevent pollution and improve water quality in the Mississippi River.

FMR is leading a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of the island in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. The restoration plan includes enhancement of degraded forest areas and the creation of new, diverse habitat -- like native prairie and a maple forest. Explore our work on the island while working to keep these newly-restored sites clean!

Odell will host a gathering after the cleanup to celebrate - further details to come!

Odell Brewing Company and Red Cow and Red Rabbit restaurants will be donating $1 to FMR for every pint of Odell beer sold in June, along with $1 for every 6-pack sold at select area liquor stores. Show your support for FMR while enjoying a craft beer!

Ready to register?

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we've reduced the capacity of this event. While the event is full, please register for the waitlist and we'll contact you if a spot opens up. Please use the form below or contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey (, 651.222.2193 x27).

Can't make it?

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• To be notified of future events at this particular location, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at or by selecting Sophie by name under "Category" via the FMR contact form


• Check out additional volunteer opportunities on the FMR calendar.

What about coronavirus?

We're watching the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines closely. If plans change based on their recommendations, FMR Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Downey will email registrants with event updates. (Be sure to add to your contacts so updates don't land in spam.) And we'll update this page if anything changes.

If this event does proceed as planned, it is unlikely we'll have masks but we'll continue to offer gloves and hand sanitizer.

Thank you to our partners and funders: Odell Brewing Company