The City of Cannon Falls has set Saturday, September 29th as a coordinated volunteer cleanup day. The event will occur between 8 am and 4 pm. Volunteers should check-in at the Check-in/Food site, in the Park and Ride Lot located at the 621 Main St W (address can be used in GPS), between 8 am – 2 pm. The City has created work zones and arranged for additional trucks and chippers to make brush clean up more efficient. The Salvation Army will be setting up a canteen to provide lunch for checked-in volunteers.
- Please check-in to receive information on where you will be sent to help.
- Dress for the weather on Saturday.
- Children under 18 should be with an adult.
- If possible please car pool to limit congestion in areas
- Please bring the following items:
o Gloves o Eye protection o Ear protection o Rake (to gather smaller items) o Water Bottle
- Persons with trucks and/or trailers may bring them to help haul brush.
- Unless part of a trained and approved tree service or group, please do not bring chainsaws or other cutting equipment.
The City is requesting that tree services, sawing recovery groups or groups larger than 5 that wish to volunteer please contact the City using one of following methods.
- Phone: 507-263-9305
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Facebook message at the Cannon Falls Police Facebook page.
- Trees/Brush should be piled on the curb
- No material other than trees/brush shall be placed in the brush pile. Animal waste, garbage, demolition material, lumber, etc; mixed in the brush pile will result in the whole brush pile being left for the property owner to dispose. Crews will not sort piles.
- Do not block the sidewalks with branches.
- Do not block street signs.
- If you have trees or branches that need to be cut up to be removed, please place a sign in your yard.
- Please understand the trees on homes or near homes will not be cut down. Please contact your insurance company to make arrangements for those trees.
- Understand that with this effort, the City hopes to reach all the brush piles in the City, but there is no guarantee every location will be reached on Saturday.
- The City also encourages residents with means to do it on their own, to please haul your brush to the City Brush Dump. This will ensure that resources can be used for residents without the means to do it themselves. The Brush Dump currently is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
If there are updates they will appear on the Cannon Falls Police Department Facebook page, City of Cannon Falls Facebook page and City of Cannon Falls webpage.
The Cannon Falls Police Department wants to remind our residents to report anything suspicious that they may see or hear as soon as possible so an officer can check on what is occurring. The easiest way to report suspicious activity is calling 911.