Published January 13, 2013, 05:25 AM

Lake of the Woods launches ‘Keep It Clean’

A group of stakeholders from the Lake of the Woods area has officially launched its “Keep it Clean” campaign to reduce the amount of litter anglers leave behind on the ice of Lake of the Woods.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

BAUDETTE, Minn. — A group of stakeholders from the Lake of the Woods area has officially launched its “Keep it Clean” campaign to reduce the amount of litter anglers leave behind on the ice of Lake of the Woods.

The group is made up of representatives from the Soil and Water Conservation District, Lake of the Woods Tourism, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Zippel Bay State Park.

In addition to education and awareness, Lake of the Woods County has purchased Dumpsters, which will be placed at strategic access points along the south shore.

The trash receptacles will be located at:

• Wheeler’s Point Public Access adjacent to Adrian’s Resort Ice Road Access: two containers).

• Cyrus Resort: one container.

• Zippel Bay Resort: one container.

Signs featuring the Keep it Clean logo will be posted near the trash receptacles so visitors know they can dump their garbage in the containers.

“The community has really come together in a proactive manner to address the garbage produced from the popularity or our ice fishing season,” said Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism. “We feel this combination of education, awareness, enforcement and making it easy for visitors to dispose of trash will have huge benefits to our natural resources.

Info: lakeofthewoodsmn.com or (800) 382-FISH.

— Herald staff report

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