Members of the Rotary Club of Superior and the Superior High School Interact Club swept through a section of the Osaugie Trail Saturday, Oct. 10.

They cleaned up food wrappers, plastic, a few bricks and other garbage from the Rotary Pavilion to Loon's Foot Landing.

Rotarian Charlie Johnson and his daughter, Kenadee, 8, teamed up for the job. They found themselves going off the beaten path to collect garbage.

"We found a lot of stuff; he found a prickly bush," Kenadee said.

Superior High School sophomore Aaron Johnson, left, and SHS teacher Angela Johnson from the school's Interact Club pick up trash along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, Oct. 10 with the Rotary Club of Superior. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)
Superior High School sophomore Aaron Johnson, left, and SHS teacher Angela Johnson from the school's Interact Club pick up trash along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, Oct. 10 with the Rotary Club of Superior. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)

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The pair fell behind others early in the effort after finding a large piece of plastic they had to drop off at their vehicle. Midway through the trek, they already had more than 20 pieces of garbage, Kenadee said.

"We figured if we can go behind everybody and still fill our bucket, we're doing pretty good," Johnson said.

They enjoyed the sunshine and scenery as they looked for garbage.

"We should find some pretty flowers and give them to Momma," Kenadee said.

The Rotary Club of Superior recently adopted the stretch of trail between the Rotary Pavilion and Loon's Foot Landing. Saturday's event was their first garbage pickup.

Members of the Rotary Club of Superior and the Superior High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary, pick up garbage along the Osaugie Trail Saturday, Oct. 10. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)
Members of the Rotary Club of Superior and the Superior High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary, pick up garbage along the Osaugie Trail Saturday, Oct. 10. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)

Organizations, individuals, families or businesses can adopt local parks, gardens, beaches, boat launches, ballfields and sections of trail through the city of Superior's Adopt Program. Volunteers work with staff to take care of the area, which can include planting flowers, painting benches and planning cleanup days. A minimum two-year commitment is required, and cleanup efforts must take place at least two times a year.

Visit the Superior Parks, Recreation and Forestry website, call 715-395-7270 or email parks@ci.superior.wi.us for more information.

Rotary Club of Superior members, left to right, Edward Kass, Tuula Harris, Bob McClellan and Pat Pluntz pick up garbage along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, Oct. 10. The club recently adopted a section of trail from the Rotary Pavilion to Loon's Foot Landing. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)
Rotary Club of Superior members, left to right, Edward Kass, Tuula Harris, Bob McClellan and Pat Pluntz pick up garbage along the Osaugie Trail in Superior Saturday, Oct. 10. The club recently adopted a section of trail from the Rotary Pavilion to Loon's Foot Landing. (Maria Lockwood / mlockwood@superiortelegram.com)