2020 Twin Ports Virtual Coastal Cleanup

Two awesome cities, one great lake!  Mayor Larson, Duluth, and Mayor Paine, Superior, invite everyone, as you are safely able to do so, volunteer.2019.lakewalkcleanup4to spend some time on Saturday, September 26 cleaning your neighborhood or favorite waterway (but at a safe social distance).

Imagine if everyone stepped outside on the same day, with a shared goal to take care of our shared waterways. We can already see it.  A community of people, with shopping bags or buckets and gloves, ready to get Lake Superior free from litter!

When

A one-day event on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Where

Near your favorite waterway, be it Lake Superior or a neighborhood creek OR around your neighborhood (the Twin Ports is really just a giant watershed with everything leading to the lake)!

How to participate

  • Sign UP
    • Duluth Residents Sign Up
    • Superior Residents:
      • Team Lead Sign Up Form for group
      • **Every Superior volunteer must sign the Waiver
        • You only need to sign the waiver for one of the cleanup events i.e Superior Cleanup or Twin Ports Cleanup
  • Grab a five-gallon bucket or old grocery bag to reuse (or another bag available to you).
  • Put on your gloves or grab your litter grabber.
  • Pick up whatever litter you see for at least 15 minutes.
  • Get picky! Look for little pieces of plastic and cigarette butts.
  • Wave to your neighbors!
  • Take pictures of your amazing work.
  • Dispose of the collected waste in your personal trash containers.
  • Wash your hands!
  • Share your impact by tagging @TwinPortsCoastalCleanup and #TwinPortsCoastalCleanup online.
  • Be entered to win great prizes by submitting your clean-up results through the Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup Litter Report.
    • (Optional) Please report the number of items collected from your Litter Results Form. This information will be reported to the Alliance for the Great Lakes and will be tallied with hundreds of other results from around the world.

Important Note: Please be safe for yourself and others. If you’re with other people or in a public space, follow safe, social distancing practices: work 6 feet away from another person unless they are a member of your household.

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It feels good to do good, to take care of each other and our community – especially during times of widespread uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has restricted many of our usual volunteer opportunities – many of our usual neighborhood cleanups have been postponed until it is safe for groups to work again. But this hasn’t dampened our volunteer spirit and desire to help others and the environment.

The 2020 Twin Ports Virtual Coastal Cleanup is what we call our local event, but it is, in fact, part of a global project called The International Coastal Cleanup. Since the Cleanup began in 1986, nearly 12 million people – all volunteers – from more than 90 countries and 55 US states and territories have taken hands-on action to clean shores around the planet. The Cleanup’s effectiveness continues long after the last bag of trash is hauled away and the tired volunteers go home. Many cleanups plant the seeds for local recycling campaigns, public education programs, adopt-a-beach programs, and even stormwater system overhaul and legislative reform.

Prizes

Check back here for updates about the prizes that will be given away as part of the Twin Ports Virtual Coastal Clean-Up!

5 - $100 gift cards | Whole Foods Co-op

5 - gift cards | Canal Park Brewing

2 - $20 gift cards |  Anchor Bar 

1 - $25 gift card | Thirsty Pagan

Free ice cream cone |  Dairy Queen (Superior, Cloquet, Hermantown)

   
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Superior Virtual Coastal Cleanup

When: September 2020

What: Throughout the month of September, register to cleanup a site Superior, WI.

For more information about the event, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/Superior-Virtual-Cleanup