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Celebrate Earth Week! Mississippi River Greenway Riverside Cleanup in South St. Paul

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

General Description

The Mississippi River is an impressive and historic waterway in Minnesota that flows all the way south into the Gulf of Mexico. The river is an important waterway through our county that unfortunately picks up a lot of trash along the way. Much of the trash will become stuck on the riverbanks of our greenway bike trail. That's where you come in!

We will be cleaning up the shoreline as well as around the bike path and walking trails around Wakota Bridge Trailhead and Boat Launch in South St. Paul. Enjoy the day by the banks of the mighty river and help maintain one of our beautiful county greenways to open the season. All supplies will be provided.


Wakota Bridge Trailhead

682 Verderosa Avenue

South St. Paul, MN 55075


Friday, April 21

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Help pick up garbage and other debris from the riverfront, roadside, parking areas, and trails.
  • Weather permitting - spring in MN is always a toss up!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Open to all ages, corporate groups, families, etc.
  • Supplies will be provided
  • If you would like to volunteer as a group (families not included), please contact our Volunteer Coordinator before registering

Minimum Time Commitment

1.5 hours

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:

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About Dakota County


1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033, US

Mission Statement

Building stronger communities through empowered volunteers.


Looking to lend a hand? We'd be happy to have you! Our volunteer opportunities run the gamut. Enhance the environment, influence struggling youth, encourage lifelong learning and so much more. The time you commit is in your control. Dive into a daylong event, volunteer in a monthslong program or help us out for years to come. No matter what you choose, you'll be building a better community. So go ahead, pick you passion and start feeling food about giving back.


Community, Environment


Fri Apr 21, 2023
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


Wakota Bridge Trailhead682 Verderosa AvenueSouth St. Paul, MN 55075



  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 1.5 hours

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