Earth Day Watershed Cleanup set for April 21

April 12, 2007 - The 13th Annual Minneapolis Earth Day Watershed Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Join your community and turn a day of service into a life-long commitment to our environment. Earth Day provides both volunteer experiences and environmental education for Minneapolis residents.

The Earth Day Cleanup began 12 years ago drawing attention to the water quality improvement needs of our lakes and the effect individual actions have had on urban water quality. In 2006, volunteers removed over 12,000 pounds of garbage and recycling from Minneapolis watershed areas.

The event is a collaborative effort of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling, City of Minneapolis Stormwater Education Fund, Hennepin County Environmental Services and several neighborhood associations. Sponsors are Cargill Company and Barr Engineering.

Cleanup sites are:
Armatage Park - Register at 2500 W 57th St.
Bassett's Creek, J.D. Rivers Picnic Area - Register at Glenwood Ave. & N Washburn Ave.
Beltrami Park - Register at 1111 Summer St. NE
Cedar Lake - Register at Cedar Lake Pkwy & W 25th St.
Diamond Lake, Pearl Park - Register at 414 E Diamond Lake Rd.
Grass Lake, Kenny Park - Register at 1328 W 58th St.
Lake of the Isles, Kenwood Park - Register at 2101 W Franklin Ave.
Lake Nokomis, Nokomis Park - Register at 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy.
Loring Park - Register at 1382 Willow St.
Minnehaha Creek, Lake Calhoun & Lake Harriet - Register at 3414 W 47th St. (SW Community Education)
Minnehaha Creek, Lynnhurst Park - Register at 1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy.
Mississippi River N, North Mississippi Regional Park - Register at 4900 N Mississippi Ct.
Mississippi River NE, Boom Island - Register at 700 Sibley St. NE
Mississippi River NE, Gluek Park - Register at 1926 Marshall St. NE
Mississippi River S - Register at W River Pkwy & 24th St. E
Mississippi River S - Register at W River Pkwy & 36th St. E
Mississippi River S, Bluff St. Property -Register at 1921 1st St. S
Mississippi River SE - Register at E River Pkwy & Franklin Ave. SE
Mississippi River SE, Father Hennepin Bluff Park - Register at 6th Ave. SE & Main St.
ML King Park - Register at 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Northeast Park - Register at 1615 Pierce St. NE
Powderhorn Lake, Powderhorn Park - Register at 3400 15th Ave. S
Shingle Creek, Creekview Park - Register at 5001 Humboldt Ave. N
Shingle Creek, Webber Park - Register at 4400 Dupont Ave. N
Theodore Wirth Park, Theodore Wirth Beach - Register at 3200 Glenwood Ave. N

Arik Rudolph
Community Events

Janell Wojtowicz
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