Spring Cleaning is in the Air: Schedule of Clean Up Events in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

Spring Cleaning is in the Air: Schedule of Clean Up Events in Duluth

April 26, 2013 Updated Apr 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With warmer temperatures finally melting the snow in Duluth, city officials need your help to make parks and streets clean and clear again.

We've provided a list of all the Clean and Green events going on around Duluth as spring finally makes its way into the Northland.

Lincoln Park Green-Up | Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am-12:00noon

Join the Duluth Community Garden Program at its newest site – the Emerald Garden in Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Meet at the garden located on the corner of W. 4th Street and 20th Ave W (2001 W 4th Street). Many hands make light work to prepare the garden site for deer fencing and sign installation. The Let’s Grow Lincoln Park initiative is made possible through a Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, in partnership with the City of Duluth, the Duluth Community Garden Program, the Lincoln Park Fair Food Access Campaign, and Lincoln Park neighbors. For more information, contact Cheryl at 218-730-4334.

Hillside Clean-Up | Sunday, April 28th from 12:30pm-3:00pm

The Safe & Walkable Hillside Coalition is organizing a Hillside Neighborhood Cleanup on Sunday, April 28th from 12:30pm-3:00pm. Meet at Gloria Dei Church (on the corner of 6th Ave. E and 3rd Street) for a light snack and a bit of training. Then you’ll pick-up some supplies and head-out into the neighborhood to clean. Gloves, garbage bags, vests and drop-off sites will be provided. The Safe and Walkable Hillside Coalition promotes and supports safety for non-motorized transportation in Duluth’s Hillside neighborhood through the Statewide Health Improvement Program in St. Louis County. For more information, call Annie at 218-310-8993.

Rose Garden Green-Up | Tuesday, April 30th from 3:00pm-6:00pm

There is nothing that says spring more in Duluth than the annual “raising of the roses” in the popular Lakewalk Rose Garden. Join City staff and representatives from the Lake Superior Rose Society on Tuesday, April 30th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Meet at the Rose Garden located on London Road and 13th Ave E. Volunteers will be on hand to teach the spring steps of the Minnesota tip winterizing method for tender roses. Bring gloves if you have them. For more information, contact Cheryl at 218-730-4334.

Lakewalk Clean-Up | Various dates, time and locations (see below)

Help clean the Lakewalk with the Friends of the Lakewalk, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the Duluth Lakewalk.

Monday, April 29 at 11:00am - Meet Susan Goltz near the entrance to the Maritime Museum to clean the Canal Park - Fitgers section

Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30pm - Meet Eric Viken in the Rose Garden to clean the Fitgers to Leif Erickson section.

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm - Meet Susan Goltz at the Super One parking lot at 60th Avenue East and Superior St. to clean the 44th Avenue - 60th Avenue section.

Wednesday, May 1 at 4:00pm - Meet Jennifer Boyle at the parking lot behind the Holiday Station at 26th Avenue East and London Road to clean the 26th - 36th Avenue section.

Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm - Meet Carol and Tom Burns at the junction of 23rd Avenue E and the Lakewalk (foot of the 21st Ave. E. ramp) to clean the sections from Leif Erickson to 21st Avenue and 21st Ave to 26th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns