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Tending to the flowers

Tammy Walker, a member of the Clean & Safe Team. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger, Duluth Budgeteer News)

Tammy Walker tends container flowers on East Superior Street Aug. 8. Walker is a member of the Clean & Safe Team.

"I enjoys the beauty, I like to compare it a lot to life," she said."Pruning out the weeds and things in life."

She also removes trash from the flower containers. It's common to find cigarette butts in the flowers. "It's bad for plants," she said.

Walker has worked with the Clean and Safe Team for 3 1/2 years. Her usual territory is First Street.

The Clean & Safe Team, part of the Duluth Downtown Waterfront District, is designed to promote greater hospitality and safety. The team covers the area from Mesaba Avenue to 10th Avenue East and Canal Park to Second Street. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger/Duluth Budgeteer News)

Naomi Yaeger

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