Twin Ports residents take part in Coastal Clean-Up 2020

Emily Ness
Updated: September 26, 2020 10:57 PM

Twin Ports residents joined a global effort to clean up their neighborhoods and waterways Saturday before the turn of the season. They did so through the International Coastal Clean-Up—which was held virtually for the very first time.


Andrea Crouse of Duluth participates in the coastal clean-up every year. She said he love for Lake Superior motivates her to do so.

“I love being out and walking. It’s such a grounding, helpful thing these days. Especially with a lot of stress for many of us. Being out in nature is just good for the soul,” Crouse said.

During the clean-up, participants were encouraged to post pictures and after the clean-up, they were encouraged to record their findings.

“That way the city and the greater international coastal cleanup can keep track of what’s being picked up locally, but also on that global scale,” Crouse said.

Even though the annual clean-up is a one day event, officials and participants encourage doing it every day.

“Even just picking up right in front of your own property is helping your whole neighborhood and Lake Superior,” Crouse said.

Organizers hope to see 1,000 people participate in the virtual coastal clean-up and they have extended their efforts into Sunday to help meet this goal.

Anyone who would like to participate in the virtual clean-up Sunday can register here.

Participants have a chance to win prizes.


Emily Ness

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