No 'snow day' for first annual Cloquet cleanup


April 30, 2021

Jana Peterson

Lynnea Wilton, 8, and her mom, Camille, pick up litter and trash along the St. Louis River by the Dunlap Island park in Cloquet Saturday. They were there to help with a spring cleanup day organized by the Boldt Company and the city of Cloquet.

Despite cold (for April) temperatures and a layer of snow that covered the ground, close to 50 people turned out Saturday for an Earth Day cleanup organized by the Boldt Company along with the city of Cloquet.

"It's still easy to find the big stuff," said Camille Wilton, who was picking up trash with her daughter, Lynnea, age 8, along the south side of the St. Louis River on Dunlap Island. "We've found towels, plastic, lots of liquor bottles."

Volunteers were divided into five groups of roughly 10 people each and sent to five different "zones" along the river and the campground armed with b...

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