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Earth Day Event Teaches Kids To Protect the Wilderness

Updated: 04/19/2014 11:18 PM
Created: 04/19/2014 10:12 PM WDIO.com

Groups from all over the area banded together Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center teamed up with local organizations to put on the event.

Visitor Information Specialist Ali Bickford said they were teaching kids to leave no trace in the interest of protecting wilderness areas like the Boundary Waters.

"Wilderness is one of those things that we're able to use to kind of pretend that we're the first people to be in an area and be an explorer," Bickford said. "If we have a lot of human impact then we don't really have that experience of being one with the wild."

Bickford is with the U.S. Forest Service. Other groups that participated included the Coast Guard and the Saint Louis River Alliance.

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