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Weather May Cause City to Postpone Annual Earth Day Cleanup

A decision will be made by 10 a.m. Friday morning.

Due to yet another spring snow storm, the city may have to postpone its annual Minneapolis Earth Day Clean-Up event.

The event has been a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling since 1995. The purpose of the cleanup is to draw attention to the water quality improvement needs of Minneapolis' lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality.

The event is scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at nearly 40 sites throughout the city. However, if inclement weather persists it will be rescheduled. The city said it would make a decision by 10 a.m. Friday.

Getting involved:

If the event does go on Saturday, cleanup sites in Southwest Minneapolis include, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Kenny Park, Dairy Queen on Lyndale Avenue, Lynnhurst Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, and Webber Park. See exact meeting locations and all cleanup sites on the attached PDF in the photo box above.

If you are interested in getting involved in event through site coordination or sponsorship, please contact Megan Gregory at mgregory@minneapolisparks.org.

Southwest Minneapolis Patch will update readers on the status of the event Friday morning.

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