St. Scholastica to aid in flood cleanup

The College of St. Scholastica will dedicate the reopening of a part of its campus that was damaged by June’s flood next week before sending off a record number of volunteers to clean up other damaged areas during its annual fall Community Service Day.

At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the bridge over Chester Creek at the entrance to the campus will be dedicated. Then, more than 800 volunteers will spread out to 60 sites, including the city’s parks and trails damaged by flooding. Other areas where volunteering will take place include the Duluth Public Library, Nettleton Elementary School, the Children’s Museum, Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success and Little Treasures Child Care Center. Services include classroom help, serving meals, preparing gardens for winter and trail maintenance. Classes are canceled so students and faculty can take part.