The City of Cloquet announced their Earth Day 2021 Cleanup event and they're looking for community members to volunteer to help. The first 100 people to register will get a free t-shirt.

The Earth Day 2021 Cleanup event in Cloquet will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Dunlap Island Park’s Warming House/Shelter. Participants are asked to arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for pre-registration, which is required for this event.

Organizers anticipate the actual cleanup taking roughly 1.5 to 2 hours, between 10:00 a.m. and Noon. Everyone is then invited to stay afterwards for a free picnic that will also take place at the Dunlap Island Park’s Warming House/Shelter.

Cloquet's Earth Day Cleanup 2021 is being presented by a collaboration between the Boldt Company and the City of Cloquet. You can click here for complete details and to register for the event ahead of time, which allows you to choose your cleanup activity for April 24 in Cloquet.

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Earth Day was first established in 1970, when 20 million Americans joined forces to be proactive and protect the planet.  According to EarthDay.org, that number has since grown to 1 billion, with the stated mission to:

Diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

While Earth Day events are a great way to get communities together for a common good, there are things you can do throughout the year that also help. Click here to take a look at 51 actions you can take to make a difference every day of the year.

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