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Community members focus on keeping St. Louis River clean

SUPERIOR, WI — The mouth of the St. Louis River is our backyard, and keeping it clean took center stage in Superior on Tuesday.

The focus is all part of the 2019 St. Louis River Summit, held in the Yellowjacket Union on the UW Superior Campus.

The theme for this year is “River Towns: Landscapes and Livelihoods.”

Several speakers gave presentations about how their organizations are working to correct years of pollution in the estuary.

One recent accomplishment, according to organizers, is the cleaning of the Minnesota Slip, in the Duluth harbor.

“This group of folks is working towards a healthy and restored river, but both [projects] support us economically, [and] also promotes our health and well being,” said Lake Superior Reserve Education Coordinator Deanna Erickson.

The EPA hopes to de-list the St. Louis River as an area of concern by 2025.

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