St. Louis River Posts

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Celebrate Earth Week by helping community organizations collect information about our world. Join St. Louis River Alliance Director Julene Boe to see what it’s like to get your hands wet and help out.

Great Lakes Aquarium will host a community class called “Becoming a Citizen Scientist.” At the class, St. Louis River Alliance will share its work and show you ways to get involved in citizen science!

Tuesday, April 19, 4:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Free; donations accepted.
All proceeds go toward stewardship efforts on the St. Louis River.

Contact Sarah Erickson at serickson @ glaquarium.org or 218-740-2007.

For more information, check out Community Education spring classes at Great Lakes Aquarium.

The St. Louis River Trail

A few weeks ago I was in Chambers Grove Park in far western Duluth when I saw a sign in the corner of the park for the St. Louis River Trail. A few days ago my wife and I returned to investigate it. After hiking a portion of the “trail” it seems that it is not maintained and I can’t find any information about it on the internet.

Anyone out there know about it? Is it even an official trail or did some guy just put the sign up? Is it merely in the planning stages? Whose property does the trail lie on? Minnesota Power’s? All I can say is that the walking was pleasant. Most of the “trail” followed an old rail line and there were many utility poles that had been cut down along the corridor. There is also the remains of an old railroad trestle at the point where we turned around.

If anyone has any more information about the St. Louis River Trail, it would be appreciated by this hiking enthusiast. I put a more detailed trip report up here:

The Continuing Adventures of Eric and Noelle
The St. Louis River Trail