Join us this Saturday morning for our
Earth Day clean up at Lake Hiawatha!
Saturday May 12 9:30 AM – Noon
Lake Hiawatha Rec Center
2701 E 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3760
Hosted by the Friends of Lake Hiawatha, Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Friends of Lake Hiawatha & Westminster Presbyterian Church & the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
have joined forces to host a cleanup of the lakeshore & surrounding park area.
Litter here oft goes unseen but continues to regularly accumulate impacting water health, wildlife and views from the shoreline.
Please join us in this Earth Day Celebration to make a difference at Lake Hiawatha!
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board with City of Minneapolis Public Works are supplying bags & gloves.
Check in at our table for more instruction.
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Friends of Lake Hiawatha Action Teams and Leaders

We have simple actions you can take to help out with each of our Action Teams.
Lake Clean Up Team contact Penny Fuller or Sean Connaughty to get involved. On weekend mornings spring, summer and fall, we frequently meet ~9am near Lake Hiawatha Park Building or other chosen section to clean up trash from Lake Hiawatha on foot and in kayaks.

  • Simple Action – Update your Calendar for our Earth Day Clean Up now rescheduled to Saturday May 12th 2018 9:30am to Noon at Lake Hiawatha with the MCWD and MPRB

Pipe Mitigation Team – contact Sean C to get involved – volunteers working with the City of Minneapolis and MPRB to win approval of a open channel filtration system that will filter out trash and other contaminants flowing out of the large storm sewer pipe that enters directly into the Lake through the 43rd Street Pipe –

Watershed Friendly Yards & Streets Team – contact Roxanne Stuhr, Master Water Steward to get involved – we are a shared committee of the Friends of Lake Hiawatha and the Standish Erickson Neighborhood Association – Because all most of our yards and streets in SENA, Corcoran and Powderhorn drain directly into Lake Hiawatha with no filtering it is important that we practice watershed friendly yard care and prevent trash, leaves and grass clippings from flowing down our storm drains during rain events.

Simple Actions you can take

Community Visioning Team (following the Community Advisory Committee)

  • Simple Action you can take – reach out to the CAC team members to learn how the team’s work progress.  All meetings are open to the public!  Consider attending if you can to learn and lend support.
  • Community Advisory Committee Meeting #2  Monday, April 30th6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location TBD  – however, you can get updates here:

  • go to
  • go to Park Care & Improvements tab
  • select Current Projects
  • go to letter “H” to find the Hiawatha projects info
  • all updates will be posted there 


Communication/ Membership Team – contact Sean Gosiewski, Master Water Steward, to get involved

Help Friends of Lake Hiawatha with updating our web site and face book page and publish our monthly updates to keep our growing network of more than 200 volunteers active and growing.

  • Simple Action – Forward our events and updates to your neighbors on next door.

Hiawatha Food Forest Team – Contact Ryan Siebold to get involved  Star Tribune Story