Weed It & Reap
Weed It & Reap has been a volunteer tradition in Northeast Minneapolis for over two decades. During the first full weekends of May and October 900 volunteers from local schools, neighborhoods and businesses put on garden gloves and grab bright yellow garbage bags and pick up the sidewalks, alleys, parks and open spaces in Northeast.
Nearly 700 volunteers participate in the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber’s award-winning cleanup event each year. Community members, students, faith groups, neighborhood groups and businesses pick up areas across Northeast Minneapolis and the Mississippi riverfront. Volunteers receive the necessary equipment for the job (vests, gloves, garbage bags and area assignments), as well as an event t-shirt in appreciation of their time and efforts. The event occurs the first full weekends of May and October.