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Celebrating Earth Day 2009 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Wishes for the Sky 2009- Celebrate Earth Day by making wishes and flying kites at Harriet Island in St. Paul. This free public art event relies on attendees to assist in making a collaborative work of art. Each year the first wish is given to the first child born in St. Paul on Earth Day. Bring a wind chime, and when it's time to go home, you will be taking it with you. Kites will be provides, please do not bring your own kite.
Visit Como Zoo, join the party for the planet and celebrate the Year of the Gorilla. You may bring all unwanted cell phones, and ink jet and toner cartridges to recycle.
Join your friends and neighbors in helping keep Minneapolis a beautiful place to live. No pre-registration required. Visit www.minneapolisparks.org for a list of cleanup sites. Gloves, bags and directions are provided at the registration table located at each site.
Come celebrate Harriet Alexander Nature Center's 19th birthday and Earth Day 2009. The theme this year is The Green Generation. Find out what "green" means and learn what you can do to help make this a greener world. The event starts with a pancake breakfast at 9am and continues with a day of activities, entertainment and exhibits. Free water bottles (BPA free) to the first 275 visitors, Blue Sky Guides to the first 30 families, free garden seeds (while supplies last), the annual walking parade, tree planting and more. Free recycling of fluorescent light bulbs, eyeglasses and printer cartridges (on day of event only).
Earth Fest- Party for the Planet! Celebrate Earth Day 2009 at the Minnesota Zoo. This Earth Day event will feature hands-on and eco-friendly activities, crafts, displays and more.
The Earth Day celebration begins with a family friendly and pet friendly 5K Run/Walk down Marshall Street, over the Mississippi River, twice, and back. Next join in for the watershed cleanup (gloves and bags provided). Additional activities throughout the day include hands on activities, birdhouse building and gardening information from a master gardener. Enjoy a visit from the live birds of prey from the U of MN Raptor Center, including a bald eagle. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required for the 5K Run/Walk.
Join the St. Anthony Park neighborhood in cleaning up Kasota Ponds. The Kasota Ponds area is home many types of wildlife, from snapping turtles to salamanders to herons. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Cleanup equipment and refreshments provided. Visit www.sapcc.org for complete details.
Celebrate Earth Day 2009 in the City of Hastings. Pioneer SecureShred will be on-site to shred and recycle all your confidential papers. You do not need to remove staples, paperclips, binder clips or metal tabs, but do remove 3-ring binders. Note: there is a maximum of 2 banker's boxes worth of papers. Recycle your old crayons- leave wrappers on and bring them to the event to be recycled. Other highlights include information on energy conservation, composting, recycling, gardening and much more.
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