Highway 2 clean-up crew back in action

Eight GRSB employees braved the wind, rain showers and woodticks to pick up trash yesterday (May 13) on Highway 2 near Blackberry.  The 2-mile stretch of US Highway 2 from mile marker 191 to 193 was "adopted" by Grand Rapids State Bank in 2008.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation provides garbage bags and high-visibility vests for volunteers who are expected to clean up trash along the “adopted” roadway at last twice each calendar year. 

This year’s treasures included abandoned signs, car parts, a chainsaw ‘scrench’ that Dan Foster estimates will fetch $1.50 in his summer rummage sale, and deer bones. 


Above: a portion of this spring's clean-up crew: Dan Foster, Ed Zabinski, Noah Wilcox, Teresa King and JoElllen Borth.  Not pictured: Ann Welliver, Bobbi Huotari & Denny Johnson.


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