earth day River Clean up
East River Parkway & SE Franklin Avenue
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Gloves and bags are provided!
The City of Minneapolis coordinates one River Clean Up Day that spans several neighborhoods along the Mississippi. The Prospect Park neighborhood cleans the area along East River Parkway. Bagels, orange juice and coffee will be available for the Clean Up, and a pizza lunch will be offered afterwards. Thank you to SPIRE Credit Union and Papa John's pizza for donating refreshments.
"If you are interested in volunteering, show up!" - Tom Kilton, the Chair of the Clean Up Committee.
THANK YOU to Tom Kilton for 25 years of service coordinating this event!
Dozens of Volunteers & many bags of trash!
Residents are encouraged to join their friends and family for a day of service in the community. No per-registration is required. The annual event involves picking up trash (gloves and bags are provided) in Minneapolis Parks and watersheds.
Origins of Earth Day
From Wikipedia: "In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin as an environmental teach-in on 2000 colleges and universities first held on April 22, 1970." See also: EarthDay.org website.