The 2014 Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 27, due to dangerously high water in Minnehaha Creek and surrounding lakes.
The annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has outgrown its old boundaries and is expanding creekwide to collect even more trash!
Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, water bottle, trash bags and gloves. Following the cleanup, Leinenkugel’s will provide a free BBQ lunch at Lake Hiawatha Park and, for those 21 or older with a valid ID, free Leinenkugel’s beer (limit of two per person). There will be prizes for kids and adults, music and fun!
Arrive by 9 a.m. for check-in and a light breakfast.
Volunteers can clean around Lake Hiawatha or board a shuttle bus to one of several cleanup sites along Minnehaha Creek and area lakes.
Buses will return to Lake Hiawatha for lunch and a celebration.
Some parking is available at the Lake Nokomis Community Center. Shuttle buses will run from the parking lot to Lake Hiawatha Park until 8:45 a.m.
Paid parking is available at the Lake Nokomis Main Beach on West Nokomis Parkway. Shuttle buses will run from the parking lot to Lake Hiawatha Park until 8:45 a.m.
Extensive on-street parking is available to the east of Lake Hiawatha Park.
A secure bicycle parking area will be provided at Lake Hiawatha Park.
Free bike check-ups will be provided by REI.
Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards can be launched at Lake Hiawatha to help clean parts of the lake that are inaccessible by foot.
A secure area to store paddling equipment will be provided during the celebration.
If you have questions or wish to RSVP, please contact Communications Specialist Trevor Born at 952-641-4520.