Help clean up St. Anthony parks. Supplies will be available at St. Anthony parks to pick up litter and/or do some yard work. Show up anytime Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am-Noon. Salo Park will be trash clean up and yard work. Silver Point Park, Central Park and Emerald Park, will be kid friendly. Trillium Park will be yard work only. Dress appropriately and bring gloves if you have them. Contact Citizens for Sustainability with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5K Bee Run, an event featuring a fun run/walk, river cleanup and Earth Day festivities, is set to attract hundreds of participants to Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St. NE, Saturday, April 20. Now in its fourth year, the 5K Bee Run is hosted by the Great River Coalition in partnership with the National Park Service, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
The family-friendly event, which will run between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm, is designed to bring awareness to the plight of pollinators as well as to the natural beauty of the Minneapolis riverfront. The 5K course traverses through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Following the 5K, participants will be able to take part in an organized river cleanup and enjoy festivities including live music and entertainment, raffle prizes, demonstrations by local bee experts, and more. Photo ops will include a bee-themed selfie station and appearances by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and local mascots.
The event’s main feature, the 5K, will start promptly at 9 am. Participants can register for the 5K online for $35, register.chronotrack.com/r/46137, greatrivercoalition.com, or at the event for $40 between 7:30 and 8:45 am. A free kid’s race, with goodie bags, will be held at 8:30 am, children must be age 6 or under and must be registered before the event, either online or in-person. The river cleanup (also free) will start at 9:30 am.
Saturday, May 19, 8:30 am. We did an Earth Day Cleanup in April but due to the late winter snow, we weren’t able to get to the full sidewalk. We are doing our SECOND cleanup on Saturday, May 19 and invite you to join us. 8:30-10:30 am, Murzyn Hall Parking Lot, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights. Free coffee and donuts afterward. Wear gloves and weather appropriate clothing.