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Information on Coastal Cleanup Month for the Twin Ports

Created: September 12, 2019 11:11 AM

The Twin Ports have joined forces for Coastal Cleanup in September!  This global event, called The International Coastal Cleanup.  According to a press release from the Environmental Division of the City of Superior,  the Cleanup project began in 1986.  Nearly 12 million volunteers from more than 90 countries and 55 US states and territories have participated. All of the debris collected will be documented and the data is used to target pollution prevention programs for our region.

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Volunteers may choose you own location, date, and time to clean up. 

To host a site in Duluth, contact Cheryl Skafte at 218-730-4334 or via email cskafte@DuluthMN.gov and in Superior, contact Megan Högfeldt at 715-394-0392 or via email hogfeldtm@ci.superior.wi.us.

To save on disposable items, volunteers are urged to bring their own work gloves and buckts for collecting trash. Garbage bags and other materials will be provided if needed. Make sure to dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes. 

Last year volunteers in the Twin Ports picked up nearly 5,000 lbs of garbage. Organizers say that garbage would have eventually ended up in the local rivers and ultimately Lake Superior.

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