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The Dirt on the Best Earth Day Cleanups 2022 in & Around Detroit

Get Dirty in the D! Earth Day Cleanups 2022 in Detroit

PHOTO MARKUS SPISKE / UNSPLASH

The annual Earth Day is Friday, April 22. Earth Day cleanups in Detroit are a shining example of the natural beauty integrated into city life and the connectedness of Detroit’s geography. Environmental protection is a worldwide effort that we all can partake in.

Simply showing up is already a step in the right direction. Southeast Michigan is the place to be for Earth Day 2022. Cleanups in Detroit are running from spring into summer because the Earth needs care and attention year-round!

Detroitisit rounded up a list inspired by the Detroit River Coalition’s Earth Day 2022 Cleanup Celebration.  Earth Day 2022 cleanups in Detroit are a time to make an impact on Detroit and the world. Take a look at these Earth Day cleanups 2022 in and around Detroit.

 

ONTARIO CLEANUP

Riverside in Windsor looking across to Detroit, Michigan

PHOTO RIKIN KATYAL / UNSPLASH

Canadians and Detroiters can feel a neighborly connection to the inspired action on Saturday, April 9 for the Ontario Cleanup. Tap into the abundant supply of fresh water in and around Michigan. You could make a trip out of it. Detroit River Canadian Cleanup is from 10am-Noon at Teedie Park and Mckee Park, City of Windsor, ON. Help preserve the blue and green on this planet! Visit the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup for more information.

 

DETROIT RIVER COALITION

ART 22-24: ART EXHIBITION

Art+Earth Exhibition. 10 am-4 pm at the Belle Isle Aquarium. Located at 3 Inselruhe Avenue, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI, United States, 48207.

 

kayak gathering

PHOTO DREW DAU / UNSPLASH

BELLE ISLE KAYAK CLUB

Belle Isle Aquarium is a perfect public cleanup area in Detroit.  Bring your own kayak or SUP and join the adventure as everyone ‘paddles against plastic pollution’ along the canals of Belle Isle. April 23 – *4th Saturday / Earth Day will be worth showing up for, but you could always come back!

Recurring date: Third Saturday of each month, April through October
Time: 9:30am-Noon

Located at the shoreline entry from behind the Belle Isle Aquarium. Other dates besides Earth Day: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23: MICHIGAN CLEANUPS:

BELLE ISLE CONSERVANCY

What better way to engage in springtime festivities and the rebirth of nature than to get out into the dirty earth? Spring Cleanup at the Belle Isle Conservancy is from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Join the gang at one of the prettiest and greenest places in Detroit.

 

ocean cleanup group

PHOTO OCG SAVING THE OCEAN / UNSPLASH

DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY

Dequindre Cut Spring Cleanup is from 10 am-2 pm at the Dequindre Cut Greenway.

Located at the Detroit Riverfront and Dequindre, Detroit, MI 48423. Click HERE for more information.

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER

Earth Day Cleanups in Detroit are in places that encourage more community engagement outside! Join in on a place people love to explore at the Outdoor Adventure Center from 11 am-3 pm. Click HERE to sign-up through SignUpGenius. Click HERE for more information about the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. Located at 1801 Atwater, Detroit 48207.

 

 

saving the planet

PHOTO FAME ALAIE / UNSPLASH

FRIENDS OF THE ROUGE

Spring cleaning is happening on a global scale! The Friends of the Rouge restoration organization is ready to get clean. Wear something you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Join the Rouge Park Rouge Rescue Cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am-Noon. Click HERE to fill out the form to participate. Trash bags, gloves, water, etc. are available. Located at Rouge Park, Stone Bridge Trailhead. The trailhead is located on Tireman Ave just east of Outer Drive.

 

The Fort Street Bridge Rouge Rescue Cleanup is another option brought on by Friends of The Rouge. This Earth Day event is supported by the Detroit River Coalition, Downriver Delta Community Development Corporation, and Friends of the Rouge. The cleanup is on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am-Noon. Click HERE to fill out the form to participate. Located at Fort Street Bridge Park on the northeast side of the intersection of Fort Street/ Oakwood Blvd and Denmark St. Parking space is available on Denmark St., Detroit. The closest address for direction information is 130 South Fort Street.

 

FRIENDS OF THE DETROIT RIVER

Detroit, Michigan in summer

PHOTO ALEXIS METTE / UNSPLASH

The Detroit River has friends looking out for it as well. Be a part of the Detroit difference. Earth Day Cleanups in Detroit are inspiring and easy to join, especially with this list with several Michigan options. The FDR Spring Cleanup is also from 9 am-Noon on April 23, 2022. Located at Trenton Rotary Park.  Registration closes on April 20, 2022.  Click HERE to fill out the form!

 

 

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