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Volunteer Event

Celebrate Earth Month with USGBC Minnesota

Starts On - April 7, 2017 - 2:30pm
Ends On - April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

At USGBC, we like to think every day is Earth Day, but we have some extra special opportunities planned in April to allow all of our volunteers to celebrate with us. Whether you prefer volunteering to clean and care for Minnesota's parks and riverfront, learning about key issues for want to join us in prepping USGBC Minnesota's focal Green Apple project, we have multiple options for you. We are partnering with other Minnesota organizations on these great events.

Come show your appreciation for the environment and dedication to sustainability and celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April.

Mississippi River Walk
Friday, April 7 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Nature, art and history come together at Sheridan Memorial Park, and we look forward to exploring the wild banks of the beloved Mississippi River together, followed by a happy hour.


Mississippi River Care and Prairie Planting
Friday, April 21 | 1-4 p.m.

Care for our Mississippi River together, and get to know people who work or live downtown. You can help plant native prairie plants, pull up invasive vetch, and clean up our riverfront parks, all while learning about the area from National Park Service rangers and Mississippi River community leaders.


Earth Day Volunteer Event at the Washburn Elementary Outdoor Classroom
Saturday, April 22 | 8:30-11 a.m.

USGBC Minnesota has been working with Washburn Elementary and many volunteers and partners to create a comprehensive outdoor classroom. This is a focal project for Green Apple and we will be hosting a celebration in the classroom during Minnesota's Schoolyard Garden Planting Week in May. On Earth Day, volunteers will help us to put the finishing touches on the project.


Duluth Earth Day Lake Superior Shore Cleanup Event
Saturday, April 22 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

"Spring Cleaning" from Brighton Beach to the Park Point Beach House. Ten teams of 10-15 volunteers are needed for select sections of the beach and Lakewalk.


Caring for the Lexington-Hamline Area
Friday, April 28 | 12 p.m.

Care for our community together, and get to know people who work, learn or live south of University Avenue (between Hamline and Lexington Avenues).

We're teaming up with Gordon Parks High School, Community Action Partners, the City of St. Paul, and the Trust for Public Land to support this volunteer experience for people who work, learn or live nearby. You can help clean up the places we share and learn about the new park being created on Griggs Street near Gordon Parks High School and Skyline Towers.