Earth Day Clean-Up

April 2015

Sign-in locations at Miller Park (near Klement's Sausage Haus) and Stormwater Park (across from Palermos Pizza)

Held near Earth Day each year, our Earth Day Clean-Up plays a major part in the environmental restoration of the Trail. The annual program is a collaborative effort with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful and Menomonee Valley Partners.

The day starts off with a presentation by DNR Trail Manager Melissa Cook about the history of the Menomonee River Valley and Hank Aaron State Trail, restoration accomplishments and their impact on the river, and visions for the future. Volunteers are then asked to pitch in by collecting and removing trash and debris from the river, banks, and the Trail.

Last year was a huge success, drawing close to 200 eager volunteers, including participants from surrounding neighborhoods, Cargill, WE Energies, Marquette University, UWM, Notre Dame School, The Sigma Group, FOHAST, P&H Mining, the Sierra Club, and several other organizations. Thanks to all who made it a very good day!

These efforts are making a real difference along the Trail and in the Menomonee River Valley. Main sign-in locations are at Miller Park (near Klement's Sausage Haus), Stormwater Park (across from Palermos Pizza) and at 68th and Dickenson St. We hope you'll join us each year to continue the good work!