On October 12th the University of Minnesota-Duluth chapter of CFACT had a Beach Clean-Up Day along the shores of Lake Superior. It was a gorgeous day, and the weather was the best it had been in weeks. The students who attended the clean-up worked hard, and were able to pick up a lot of garbage. Over twenty five pounds of garbage was collected! Thanks to the efforts of the CFACT students, a section of the North Shore Drive, a scenic highway running along the shores of Lake Superior, is clean and ready to be enjoyed by the people of Minnesota!
The students also worked with the Alliance of the Great Lakes: Adopt a Beach Program, and used the opportunity presented by the clean-up to collect water samples. These samples will be used to test the quality of Lake Superior’s water. In the future, this information will be used to help keep Lake Superior clean and healthy.