While Earth Day may be every day, we only participate a few times a year. This time, in conjunction with Groundspeak’s International Cache in Trash Out Day and Dakota County Parks, we cleaned up Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.
A chilly start to the day opened up into one gorgeous April morning for cleaning up trash. Dakota County Parks in general are very clean because they are under utilized. We had contacted Dakota County to see if they had any suggestions for us. Thompson County Park, because of its location and easy access from a major highway, is their most littered in park.
We had a 10AM start time and most people were showing up a little after 9:30. Dakota County had kindly supplied us with trash bags, gloves, snacks, and water as well as offered to pick up any of the trash bags after we were done.
With about 25 people in attendance, one of our best turn outs yet, we spent about two hours cleaning up the park and it was spotless! A big thanks goes out to sui generis for working with Dakota County Parks over the past few months to get this set up! Another thanks goes out to all those Minnesota geocachers in attendance. We could not have pulled this off w/o you!