Dakota County Parks

Minnesota River Greenway - 4.06 Minnesota River Greenway Cleanup

General Description

Enjoy the afternoon down by the river and help prepare one of our beautiful greenways for the season. We will be cleaning up the shoreline as well as the bike path in between the I-35W Bridge and the Cedar Avenue Bridge. Supplies will be provided.  



Minnesota Riverfront Park

600 Black Dog Road West

Burnsville, MN 55337




Friday, April 6th

2:30-4:30 pm


Tuesday, April 24th

4:30-6:30 pm


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


Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, April 06, 2018 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

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