The St. Louis River Estuary, Our Home

This short video from the St. Louis River Alliance tells the story of the river’s transformation and is an invitation to help protect, restore and enhance the waterway.

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dw backstrom

about 4 years ago

Yes, thank you, this brought a tear to my eyes. When I left Morgan Park in 1970, as my Father was transferred to California, I left my St.Louis River playground, where in Riverside a 16 years old, could launch your 15 foot Alumina-Craft with a 7-1/2 Horse Johnson onto a waterway of freedom  AND recreation, that was amazing, yet limited. The fish we did catch were not brought home to eat and the Oliver Bridge Wooden Pier Beach we swam from was water tested by a UMD guy who told us we were "Crazy" for swimming there. For 50 years I've watched from a distance as the Steel Plant closed, as the Super Fund Clean-up evolved and how the people of Duluth and Minnesota have sought to turn back the clock on the tragedy of pollution on the St. Louis River Estuary. Praise God and thanks again, maybe some day I'll be able to come home and enjoy the river like never before, good job!

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