Earth week will be from April 29 - May 6. Celebrate our planet with a variety of earth friendly activities and information. Earth Week leads up to the Environmental Fun Fair at the Springbrook Nature Center on May 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You can find more about the Environmental Fun Fair at FridleyMN.gov/FunFair.
- April 29 Arbor Day
- April 30 Haz. Waste Drop Off
- April 30 Park Clean-Up Day
- May 1 Bike Day
- May 2 Recycling & Organics Day
- May 3 Adopt-A-Drain or Park
- May 4 Garden Day
- May 5 Electric Vehicle Day
- May 6 Energy Day
Celebrate trees this Arbor Day! Trees make help clean our air and water, sequester carbon, and beautify our city.
Arbor Day Tree Hunt at Riverview Heights Park
Explore Riverview Heights Park and see if you can find all 10 stars hidden throughout the park along the trail. Good luck and have fun!
What is that tree? Test your tree knowledge by using this interactive guide from Arbor Day Foundation.
Plant a Tree!
As the saying goes, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today." Consider planting a tree in your yard! The City of Fridley has an online tree planting guide to help you decide which tree and location will be the best for you.
Each year, the City of Fridley provides discounted trees to residents. This year, trees will be on sale in July for pickup in the fall. Check in at FridleyMN.gov/TreeSale for more information.
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day & Park Clean-Up Day
Products used to maintain your home, vehicle, and control pests are hazardous to you and the environment. Limit your impact on our environment by safely disposing of these products at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event!
April 30, 9am – 1pm, Fridley Fire Dept.
Enter from 73rd Ave onto Northco Dr. NE.Follow signs for Hazardous Waste Event.
Park Clean-Up Day
Today we encourage you to gather your family, friends and neighbors to visit a park in Fridley and clean it up! Grab a trash bag, some rubber gloves, and have fun while improving our parks! If you can't make it to a park, try picking up trash while you're out for a walk in your neighborhood. Every little bit helps!
Today we are celebrating bicycles! Ride your bike as your mode of transportation--it's good for you and the environment!
Looking for routes? View our suggested routes:
Shorter Routes in Fridley as suggested by the Recreation Dept.:
Train Track Loop--3.75 miles
49ers Parade Loop--2 miles
Creek View Loop--1.5 miles
Old Central Turn Around--6.5 miles
City Hall Loop--2 miles
Moore Lake Loop--2.4 miles
Riverfront Loop--2.76 miles
Anoka County Park/Regional Trails:
Recycling & Organics Day
This Earth Week, challenge yourself to recycle or reuse more than you throw away!
Visit Meadowlands Park for some story walks focused on recycling.
Brush up on your curbside recycling skills by scrolling through our Recycling Guide!
Don't forget to stop by the Environmental Fun Fair on May 7 at SNC to see they recycling truck in person and meet the driver!
Reduce your waste with our Organics Program! Organics make up about 30% of our waste--separating food waste/organics from your garbage turns them into useful compost! Check out this video by Biz Recycling, a program of the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board to learn about the process.
The City of Fridley has a voluntary organics program you can sign up for! Enter promo code EarthWeek if you sign up for organics collection during Earth Week and you’ll get a free month of Organics Recycling on your second billing cycle.
Adopt-A-Drain and Adopt-A-Park Day
Did you know that the City of Fridley relies on volunteers to help keep our drains and parks clean? Help keep the environment clean and serve your community at the same time!
Help protect the water quality of Fridley's waterways by joining the metro-wide Adopt-A-Drain program! Volunteers will keep their adopted storm drain clear of trash, leaves, and other debris to prevent pollutants from entering the storm sewer system and downstream waterbodies. Individuals and groups are invited to apply. See available adoptable drains and sign up by visiting Adopt-A-Drain.orgFun drain names encouraged!
The City of Fridley is looking for community members, organizations, and businesses to adopt Fridley parks! Community members and groups will work alongside City of Fridley Park and Recreation staff to help keep our city parks clean and beautiful. Learn more by visiting FridleyMN.gov/AdoptAPark.
Celebrate Earth Week by planting a garden!! You can purchase seeds or plant starters from local nurseries.
Anoka County Master Gardeners
Learn how to garden by speaking with or volunteering with Anoka County Master Gardeners! They will be on-site at the Environmental Fun Fair on May 7 to answer all of your garden and landscaping questions! If you can't make it to the Fun Fair, join their webinar on Tuesdays to have your questions answered at: https://www.anokacounty.us/3901/Ask-a-Master-Gardener
Learn more at: https://www.anokamastergardeners.org/
Want to garden but don't have the space? Fridley has community garden plots available to rent at Unity Hospital. Please visit https://www.allinahealth.org/unity-hospital/about-us/in-the-community for more information.
Electric Vehicle Day
Many drivers are making the switch to electric vehicles! Stop by the Fridley Civic Campus for three free hours of charging at the EV Charger! Check out this map to find a place to plug in.
Here are some reasons why you should consider going electric:
Celebrate Energy Day by taking these steps:
Renewable Energy Options
If you don't want solar panels on your home, consider signing up for Xcel Energy’s Windsource® program. Xcel Energy’s Windsource is a renewable energy subscription program that allows customers to source some or all of their electricity from wind energy. Most homes in Fridley can cover all of their energy usage for less than $5 extra per month.