Minnesota River Greenway Cleanup


Cause Areas


Thu May 10, 2018, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Minnesota Riverfront Park600 Black Dog Road WestBurnsville, MN 55337


General Description

The Minnesota River is an important waterway in Minnesota that flows into the mighty Mississippi River. Unfortunately, it is also a massive waterway for trash and other junk to make its way downstream. We will be cleaning up the shoreline as well as the bike path in between the I-35W Bridge and the Cedar Avenue Bridge. Enjoy the afternoon by the banks of the river and help prepare one of our beautiful biking green-ways for the season. Supplies will be provided.


Minnesota Riverfront Park

600 Black Dog Road West

Burnsville, MN 55337


Thursday, May 10th

5:30-7:30 pm

Duties & Responsibilities

When the Minnesota River thaws out, so too will hundreds of pieces of garbage. Much of this will flow in the river and become lodged on the banks of our green way. Help pick up garbage and other debris from the riverfront and bike-ways off of the trails and the banks of the Minnesota River in Burnsville after the seasonal snow melt.

*Dependent on Weather and snow melt for the season

Minimum Qualifications

Open to all ages, corporate groups, families, etc.

Minimum Time Commitment

Volunteers are able to pick up garbage and debris within the 2.5 hour time span. Come and stay as long as you would like. Supplies will be provided.

Activity Level

Medium - May involve varying amounts of activity (long walks, rough terrain, and moderate physical exertion. May not be recommended for volunteers with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

Contact Information

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Email: garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us


  • Outdoor Recreation

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 5
  • 2 hours

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