Earth Day Clean-Up: Saturday, April 23, 2016
District 1's Earth Day Litter Clean-Up event has been happening for over 20 years and is a chance for friends, neighbors, and co-workers to help clean up our community. Individuals and groups of all ages and sizes can volunteer to help. The more people that help out, the more litter we can remove from our community’s streets, road sides, and parks!
The Earth Day Clean-Up happens on a Saturday close to Earth Day* (which is April 22nd). Each year signs are put up around the neighborhood announcing the Clean-Up and listing the exact clean-up date for that year. Watch for the signs in early April. You can also check this page and our calendar page -- when the date is established we will post it.
Volunteers are always needed for the following duties:
To participate, call Ramsey County Parks and Rec Department at 651.748.2500 x400. Once you are registered, a volunteer will contact you with complete details, as well as your assigned clean-up location and where to meet.
A Little History
The event began in 1993 when a group of Battle Creek area residents coordinated a small clean-up effort in the park areas adjacent to their neighborhood. Since that time, the Battle Creek Clean-Up has grown to over 300 volunteers who collect several tons of trash and debris each year!
*The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, and initiated by Gaylord Nelson, then-U.S. Senator from WI, who wanted to draw attention to the damage done by a big oil spill off the coast of California. Forty-five plus years later, it’s an occasion for park cleanups, recycling drives and other efforts to tidy up the planet.