Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact:Kelly Lessard
Public Relations
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
kelly.lessard@state.mn.us

April 21st, 22nd and 23rd is Spring Clean-Up at Minnesota Zoo and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

WHAT:      Spring Cleaning at the Minnesota Zoo and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Tennant Company is a spring clean-up event resulting in the Minnesota landmarks’ roads, parking lots, trails and sidewalks being swept clean of this long winter’s sand, salt, dirt, and debris in preparation for the busy spring and summer visitor seasons. The clean-up event will kick-off at the Minnesota Zoo on Monday, April 21, with teams of Tennant Company employee volunteers and Minnesota Zoo grounds crew cleaning over 1.7 million square feet with a fleet of state-of-the-art Tennant sweepers and scrubbers for the two day spring clean. Following up on day three, April 23, a morning start with the Arboretum staff will get the volunteers going on cleaning more than 900,000 square feet at the Arboretum.

WHO:        The Minnesota Zoo and grounds crew Peter Moe, operations director, Arboretum 60-member volunteer cleaning team from Tennant

WHERE:   Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN  55124

Oswald Visitor Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

 WHEN:      Minnesota Zoo: Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22, 9–11 AM
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Wednesday, April 23, 10–11:30 AM


MORE:      The Arboretum, the largest public garden in the Upper Midwest, and Tennant Company of Golden Valley, a world leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing of indoor and outdoor cleaning solutions and equipment that help create a cleaner, safer, and healthier world, began a strategic partnership in 2009 designed to leverage both organization’s commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship. 2014 marks the addition of a second landmark, the Minnesota Zoo, also committed to environmentally-sustainable initiatives. Minnesota partners who share this mission and whose generous donation and support help make the cleaning possible include Logix Transportation and Dalco.

To learn more about the Arboretum, visit www.arboretum.umn.edu. To learn more about the Minnesota Zoo, visit www.mnzoo.org. To learn more about Tennant Company, visit www.tennantco.com.