News: Communities hosting Earth Day, Arbor Day events across county

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Media contact: Alisa Reckinger, Environment and Energy, 612-348-4788

Communities hosting Earth Day, Arbor Day events across county

While the wintry weather may have changed some springtime plans, many Earth Day and Arbor Day events are happening this April and May across the county. 

The county has created a map with up-to-date listings of more than 50 community events. View the map at

Community and volunteer events

There are a variety of ways to get involved, including:

In addition, the county will light the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis green beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to honor Earth Day.

Visit for a full event listing.

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Making every day Earth Day

This Earth Day, the county is encouraging people to make sure they don’t limit their green habits just to one day. 

On our Earth Day webpage, we outline steps people can take to make environmentally friendly changes in their daily lives by focusing on one change and using it to kick-start a greener lifestyle. 

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We also have a list of activities and resources available from Hennepin County to help people get started:

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