Join us at the annual River Gorge 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. All are welcome! 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! 

This event is supported by the local neighborhood group, the Longfellow Community Council, and Longfellow area residents are encouraged to register! The event is also part of the Gorge Stewards program, which actively engages citizens throughout the Twin Cities in the stewardship of the national treasure that is the Mississippi River Gorge.

Sign me up!

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 participate, simply show up at 9:30 a.m. at either location (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.

Can't make it?

To receive the most up-to-date notices of all of our volunteer opportunities and events, sign up for our twice-monthly e-newsletter, Mississippi Messages. To receive notice of upcoming Gorge Stewards events, contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, or 651.222.2193 x31.

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