Earth Day clean-up

Since 1970, Earth Day is a global event that is held each April, with people all over the world, including people in Minneapolis, taking part.

Earth Day in Minneapolis

Residents, businesses, neighborhood & volunteer organizations all come together to become good stewards of our City’s parks, neighborhoods and watersheds by picking up trash and help clean up Minneapolis every year. Volunteers clean up open spaces and shorelines in Minneapolis, including:

  • Bassett’s Creek
  • Bde Maka Ska
  • Brownie Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Diamond Lake
  • Grass Lake
  • Lake Harriet
  • Lake Hiawatha
  • Lake of the Isles
  • Lake Nokomis
  • Minnehaha Creek
  • Mississippi River
  • Powderhorn Lake
  • Shingle Creek
  • Wirth Lake

Earth Day Clean-Up in Minneapolis is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling. To learn more about Earth Day visit the MPRB's Earth Day website.

What else can I do?

Storm Drain Stenciling! Organize a group to clean up storms drains in your neighborhood, and paint stormwater educational messages near drains by you. We will provide everything you need for the activity including:

  • Custom GIS map showing storm drains in your neighborhood
  • Stencils (specific to where your area drains to) and paint
  • Wire brush, broom & dustpan
  • Garbage bags and gloves
  • Safety cones, vests & glasses
  • Educational door hangers

For more information, see Storm Drain Stenciling, or contact Lane Christianson

Contact us

Lane Christianson

Adopt-A-Drain & Storm Drain Stenciling Programs Manager

Public Works Department





Public Works


City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office hours

Open to the Public by Appointment