Look Out For Shredded Aluminum Can Pieces On Portion of Park Point
If you're spending time on Park Point, be extra careful between the shipping canal on the lakeside to 13th Street South as pieces of shredded aluminum cans have been found.
The City of Duluth and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued this warning Friday. According to the City, "the cans are believed to have been inadvertently deposited when dredge materials were placed on the far north beach section this past fall. Dredge material was placed on the beach after the Park Point Community Club and Park Point residents approached the City and other partners with shoreline erosion concerns exacerbated by high water levels."
The City is partnering with the USACE, among other government agencies, and the Park Point Community Club to inform the public about cleanup efforts.
“We are very appreciative of the partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on this project,” said Director of Parks, Properties, and Libraries Jim Filby-Williams. "Shoreline erosion and high-water levels have led to a complex situation that required a great deal of planning and creative solutions. This is a great example of how the City, other government agencies, and the public can work together to solve a problem brought forward by residents. We remain committed to working together to ensure that everyone can safely enjoy the beach on Minnesota Point.”
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is taking this situation very seriously and are reportedly developing a plan to prevent this from happening in the future.