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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Remember when "don't litter" was the country's mantra?

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People of a certain age remember when "don't litter," was at the forefront of everyone's consciousness.   

47 years after Keep America Beautiful's famous public service announcement admonished "people start pollution; people can stop it," it doesn't seem like we've gotten the message.

With two Superior Coastal Cleanup events behind them and the last one scheduled for October 6, the Duluth Parks Department and a host of volunteers are finding ... litter on our beaches: fast food wrappers, cans and bottles and cigarette butts.

In one final end-of-year blow out, though, they're partnering with Canal Park Brewing for the final beach cleanup of the season.

For more information or to sign up, go to the City of Duluth's Parks and Recreation Department Volunteer page. Click on the green "volunteer events," button, navigate to October 6, click on "Beach Clean-Up" and fill out the form. The first 100 volunteers get special thank-you gifts!

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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