Efforts are made in Duluth to regularly clean up the beach (“Duluth searches for solution to shredded metal cans found on Park Point beach,” Feb. 6).

Why not make it an annual event? With metal detectors becoming easier and cheaper to obtain, it could be Duluth’s own treasure hunt. Silver coins minted with a Duluth insignia could be scattered along the beach.

Treasure hunters always pick up what they find, whether treasure or garbage, and carry it out with them. With the added incentive of maybe finding silver or gold coins, many more would come out.

We are northerners. Give us a good cause and add a little mystery, and we will show up with smiles.

Matthew Stewart

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