Join the St. Thomas Green Team with the annual spring cleanup of the banks of the Mississippi River. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

The University of St. Thomas, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, takes responsibility for cleaning the east river bank from the Marshall/Lake Street bridge down to the Ford Parkway bridge.

As they have done for the past 11 years, picker-uppers from the University of St. Thomas and surrounding neighborhood will join forces to collect trash and debris along that two-mile stretch of the Mississippi.

All ages are invited to join in this great family outing, random act of kindness, community service project, or just for the enjoyment of being outdoors. Bring your gloves, rakes (if you have one), sturdy shoes and enthusiasm and meet at the World War II monument at the intersection of Summit Avenue and (east) Mississippi River Boulevard.

Bags, gloves, possibly some food treats and a river clean up T-shirt will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the UST Green Team, Physical Plant, Recycling Team and the Minnesota DNR.

If you have questions about the event, call Maggie Sweeney, student leader of UST’s Green Team, at (651) 644-4238.