earth day River, Park & Storm Drain Clean up
Saturday April 22, 2023, 9:30-11:30am;
Gloves and bags are provided! Pick them up at either of these 2 locations:
- down along East River Parkway (south of the Franklin Avenue Bridge) in River Gorge Park
- Prospect Park (Tower Hill Park)
PPA's Environment Committee is organizing the effort.
Join volunteers from the neighborhood, Surly, and UMN Keep the Litter Out of the Mississippi River.
If you can't come down that morning, feel free to visit a nearby park, go along your street, or pick another area to clean up.
For more information or to commit to an area not by the river, please contact Lydia McAnerney
Dozens of Volunteers & many bags of trash!
Residents are encouraged to join their friends and
family for a day of service in the community. Help keep the storm water drains clear of litter and leaves, pick up the parks, or clean up your section of the neighborhood.
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. 53rd Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023.