KEEP IT CLEAN
Description: Keep It Clean is an organization which was created jointly by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau, the MN DNR, Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District and The Friends of Zippel Bay State Park to promote a clean Lake of the Woods and to bring together a variety of stakeholders to do so.
Keep It Clean was created to protect, maintain and promote cleanliness for the beautiful landscape, water resources and shorelines of Lake of the Woods as a special place for everyone to visit and enjoy.
Keep It Clean dumpsters for trash removal:
There are currently a number of dumpsters located along the south shore of Lake of the woods at strategic locations convenient for ice anglers. Locations include Wheeler’s Point Access (this is placed for the Adrian’s Resort road), Cyrus Resort, Zippel Bay Resort, Arnesen’s Rocky Point, Swift Ditch, and the Point in Warroad.
Ice anglers on Lake of the Woods are encouraged to collect all garbage and remove it from the ice and dispose of it in the dumpsters provided. This is to help keep garbage and waste out of the lake when the ice melts in the Spring months. Community members participate in a yearly clean up along some of the shores, and the goal is to lessen the amount of garbage.
For more information on Keep It Clean, please contact Lake of the Woods Executive Director of Tourism, Joe Henry @ 320-260-7727 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Great Progress Continues!
The Keep it Clean program is showing success in a variety of areas, including the sheer tonnage of garbage being placed in dumpsters, some of which certainly could have ended up on the ice!
- Each year approximately 115 tons of garbage gets hauled away on Keep It Clean dumpsters and about 1,000 lbs is collected in shoreline cleanup!
- Over 2,500 Keep It Clean stickers have been handed out
- 45 Keep it Clean signs are placed at lake accesses and on the Rainy River
- Over 14 miles of shoreline clean up with assistance from the Minnesota Conservation Corps and the DNR Fisheries.
For more details on Keep It Clean or Lake of the Woods, contact Lake of the Woods Tourism at www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com or by calling 1-800-382-FISH (3474).