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Earth Day in the City: Minneapolis River Gorge Cleanup - April 25

Locations: E. 36th St. & E. 44th St. at W. River Pkwy, Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis

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 groups — to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the health and vitality of this national treasure in our midst, the Mississippi River. ...And enjoy the Parkway Pizza lunch and Great Lakes Brewing Company After-Party!

We’ll meet at two bluff-top sites on the parkway trail. Pick whichever works better for you. Please note that a marathon will be taking place on the parkway road, but the actual river trails and surrounding streets will remain open. Please meet at:

East 36th Street and West River Parkway, an oak savanna actively being restored by FMR Gorge Stewards volunteers
East 44th Street and West River Parkway, a maple basswood forest also benefiting from Gorge Stewards restoration volunteers

You'll see a small tent and signage near the bike and walking trails. (Please note that the start-time is indeed 9:30 a.m., NOT 9 a.m.) You’ll sign in and receive trash bags and directions. If possible, please bring your own gloves. A limited quantity will be provided, it would help us conserve limited resources (and the gloves we can provide are often ill-fitting, especially for youth).

Both sites also feature ongoing educational presentations, usually involving a National Park Service ranger and other high-quality presenters.

Both also include a Parkway Pizza lunch.

And participants can either meet or work their way to the 36th Street site to receive tokens to participate in the Great Lakes Brewing company After Party hosted at a nearby bar or restuarant!

Details will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed. Or, better yet, contact FMR Outreach & volunteer Coordinator sue rich (select "sue" under Category on the FMR contact form) to sign up for the Mississippi River Gorge Stewards emails to receive notices on this and other upcoming River Gorge Stewards events.