Sixth Avenue Greenway

Join us in caring for the Sixth Avenue Greenway

Greenway

The Sixth Avenue Greenway connects the Stone Arch Bridge and Mississippi Riverfront with the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood and destinations like Café Alma. With its native wildflowers and grasses and bronze sculptures of historic, local features, this vital greenway models how wildlife-friendly plantings help us care for our Mississippi River and how nature, history and art together give our community distinct character. This project provides a lively opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and brighten a prominent entry for people walking and cycling the Stone Arch Bike Boulevard and Mississippi River Trail.

READ THE SIXTH AVENUE GREENWAY REPORT HERE

Join us to care for native grasses and wildflowers, and learn about nature nearby. 

Please bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Please bring a trowel if you have one. We will be following COVID-19 Safe Activity Guidelines. Please STAY HOME if you are not feeling well. 

To participate in this activity, you must first print, fill out, and bring a Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. You can find that here. Please sign ahead of time, we cannot share pens.

 

COVID Safety Guidelines

KNOW HOW COVID-19 SPREADS (FROM THE CDC):


• There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
• The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

PLEASE PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES WHEN VOLUNTEERING:


• Don’t volunteer if you are sick.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with your tissue or cough/sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

• Single individual volunteer activities are allowed.

Social distancing and group size limits:


• Practice social distancing (6 feet or more) to avoid close contact with other volunteers.
• Work in groups of 10 or less.
• Your volunteer site must be large enough to accommodate groups of 10 and allow for 6-foot social distancing.
• Groups with volunteers over the age of 60 or who are considered high-risk should consider solo volunteering or volunteering in groups of 2 to 3 while still maintaining a 6-foot distance.
• Consider shift staggering volunteer activities.

Clean hands often:


• Wash your hands often if soap and water are readily available.
• If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) with unwashed hands.

Tools and gloves:

• Do not share tools or gloves.
• Volunteers need to bring and use their own tools.
• Volunteers should take their tools home with them after each volunteer session.
• Bring sanitizing wipes for tools to avoid any potential cross contamination.
• Designate one individual to water the garden to avoid multiple people handling the hose. If the hose must be shared it should be washed with soap and water after each use, or cleaned with a sterilizing wipe.

NEED TOOLS? We have tools available for loan for individuals and groups. Please call 612-313-7778 or email sbrooks@minneapolisparks.org for details.

To ensure the safety of our volunteers, all loaned tools will be sanitized by MPRB staff between usage by different groups or individuals.

If you have questions, please contact Cordelia Pierson (cell 651.815.1268 or cordelia.pierson@gmail.com).

 

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE!

May      

Saturday, May 9, 9 am – 12 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway 

Tuesday, May 12, 10 am – 12 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway and Traffic Circles

Thursday, May 21, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway

June

Thursday, June 4, 5:30 - 8:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Traffic Circles

Sunday, June 7, 1 – 5 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway

Monday, June 8, 6:30 – 8 pm - Garden potluck – Greening kick-off; all welcome; location TBD

Tuesday, June 9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway

Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 - 8:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway

July

Thursday, July 2, 5:30 - 8:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Traffic Circles

Tuesday, July 21, 5:30 - 8:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

August

Sunday, August 2, 1 – 5 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway and Traffic Circles

Tuesday, August 4, National Night Out - Greening care info for block parties

Tuesday, August 11, 5:30 - 8:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

Thursday, August 13, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway

September

Tuesday, September 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway and Traffic Circles

Sunday, September 13, 1 – 5 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

Tuesday, September 22, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

October

Sunday, October 4, 1 – 5 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway and Traffic Circles

Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sixth Avenue Greenway

November

Saturday, November 7, 9 am – 12 pm - Sixth Avenue Greenway and Traffic Circles – final day