Jul 24
Volunteer Event

Good Works - July 24 - Minnehaha Creek Clean up

07/24/16 8:00am to 3:42pm

http://www.minnehahacreek.org/events/2016-minnehaha-creek-cleanup-register-today.  Click this link to Register. 

Please also email Rick Liddle at LiddleR@msagroup.com or call 763-657-8621 to let him know you are planning to attend so we can plan for lunch after the clean up. 

CPCU members and families/friends are invited to attend this year’s volunteer opportunity. As the event marks its 10th anniversary, volunteers now have three cleanup locations to choose from - Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Lake Hiawatha Park in Minneapolis. The expansion to Minnetonka provides opportunities to clean the creek all the way from the creek’s headwaters near the Gray’s Bay Dam to Minnehaha Falls – 22 miles downstream. This year’s goal is to collect 4 tons of trash.

 

When you arrive at the cleanup locations, volunteers will be treated to a complimentary breakfast and get outfitted with a free t-shirt, water bottle, trash bags and gloves. Buses will be available to take volunteers to other nearby sites to pick up additional trash.

Following the cleanup, there will be a free barbecue lunch at Lake Hiawatha Park including refreshments. There will be prizes for kids and adults, music, educational activities for all ages, canoe/paddleboard rides and more!  Join CPCU members at the CPCU sign to the left of the Pavillion for Lunch.

2016 Cleanup locations:

  • St. Louis Park – Knollwood Super Target
    • Registration at 8 a.m.
    • Shuttle service provided to and from Lake Hiawatha for lunch and celebration
    • More rugged terrain -- sturdy shoes or boots recommended
  • Minnetonka – Ice Arena B
    • Registration at 8:30 a.m.
    • Shuttle service provided to and from Lake Hiawatha for lunch and celebration
  • Minneapolis - Lake Hiawatha Park
    • Registration at 9 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. BBQ lunch and celebration

Paddlers are encouraged to bring their canoe, kayak or paddleboard to help clean up debris on Lake Hiawatha. Wilderness Inquiry will provide canoe rides and Wai Nani Surf & Paddle will have a limited number of paddleboards available for the cleanup. It’s first come, first served and users must be 18 years old with prior paddleboard experience. Following the cleanup, paddleboard demonstrations will be offered at Lake Hiawatha until noon.

Questions?

  • Contact: 
    Trevor Born - MCWD Staff
  • Email: 
    tborn@minnehahacreek.org
  • Phone: 
    952-641-4520