Brooklyn Center and eight other cities that make up the Shingle Creek Watershed will celebrate Earth Day with the 15th annual Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean Up. Beginning April 16 through April 23, 2016, hundreds of volunteers from Plymouth to the Mississippi River lined the banks of Shingle Creek.
Last year, more than 110 volunteers worked in Brooklyn Center cleaning the banks of Shingle Creek as well as City parks, roadways and open spaces. Volunteers collected over 105 bags of debris!
Many of the groups affiliated with the Brooklyn Center Adopt-A-Park/Trail/Street Program concentrated on a cleanup of their assigned sites during the week. On April 16, 2016, groups and individuals not already connected with a park, trail, or street were assigned to an area of Shingle Creek, nearby park, open space, or parkway to pick up trash and debris.
Interested participants (either as a group or as an individual) should call Public Works at 763-585-7100 for more information. Trash bags and cotton gloves are provided the day of the event at the City of Brooklyn Center's Amphitheater, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. The official clean up takes place from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in April to commemorate Earth Day.
Great Shingle Creek Clean Up Flyer
2015 Clean Up Results
Brooklyn Center had a successful clean up this year. More than 110 volunteers collected over 105 bags of trash from Shingle Creek, the surrounding parks as well as other locations in the City this past week. A very special thanks to everyone who participated!