Coastal cleanup goes virtual

Updated: August 27, 2020 11:31 PM

Concerns about the pandemic can make it harder to volunteer in our community, but there's one way you can help.

The annual fall coastal cleanup on Lake Superior is going virtual!  Twin Ports leaders are asking people to sign up online to clean up on Saturday, September 26.  Even if you can't clean up the shore, local water experts say cleaning your yard can even help keep the lake clean.

"Stormwater can run off their yards and streets and carry littler with it, and that goes down storm drains and eventually ends up in local waterways and Lake Superior," said Megan Hogfeldt, a water resources specialist with the City of Superior.

"If you can't get to a stream or a lake, please just clean in your neighborhood. Your neighborhood's part of the watershed, too. Everything counts," said Mindy Granley, the City of Duluth’s sustainability officer.

People who send a report of what they've cleaned up will be entered into a contest to win prizes from several local breweries.

To sign up:

Duluth residents: duluthmn.gov/kdc
Superior residents: https://www.ci.superior.wi.us/970/2020-Twin-Ports-Virtual-Coastal-Cleanup

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