Wisconsin River cleanup

Domtar employees and approximately 250 students from local middle and high schools participated in the 13th annual Wisconsin River Cleanup Project on May 10. The purpose of the event is to beautify the Wisconsin River around Lake Wausau and the surrounding areas while educating the students and inspiring them to take on the responsibility of keeping our natural resources clean.

It is an eye opener for the students as they experience how careless people in our community can be. Approximately 2.5 to 4.0 tons of garbage and various metals are collected each year. Oil barrels, tires, toilets, TV sets, shingles, microwaves, a car engine and even a purse (which was turned over to police and returned to the owner) are a few of the items that have been found.