Twin Ports Virtual Coastal Clean-Up Seeking Volunteers
If you're looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity and to be a part of the worldwide International Coastal Clean-Up project, then your opportunity arrives in September.
The City of Duluth has announced the cities of Superior and Duluth are hosting a watershed cleanup on Saturday, September 26. This is your opportunity to join family, friends and neighbors in keeping the Lake Superior watershed litter-free.
“The Cities of Duluth and Superior share a deep love of Lake Superior, and a strong commitment to keeping our communities clean,” Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said. “The Twin Ports Virtual Coastal Cleanup is a great way for residents to spend time picking up litter before it makes its way into our great lake.”
Officials say the City of Duluth hosted its first virtual clean-up in April during which over 600 volunteers donated over 900 hours of service in a single day. Registered participants reported collecting over a ton of trash which equates to over 40 cubic yards. In Superior, 87 people volunteered for 93 total hours by cleaning up sites all over the city.
Mayor Emily Larson of Duluth and Mayor Jim Paine of Superior are teaming up once again and they hope for even greater participation on September 26.
Volunteers can choose their location as well the time they wish to clean up. This event is now just limited to beaches, or coastal areas, and encourages volunteers to look for garbage in their neighborhood, favorite park, along riverbanks and roadsides, or at a school, or business. Cleanups in urban areas prevent debris from entering storm drains, which flow directly into Lake Superior.
Residents from Duluth and Superior can click on the buttons below to register for the clean-up in their city.