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St. Louis River Summit 2024

Wed, Mar 6, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
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| $60 – $90 | UWS Yellowjacket Union

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The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 14th annual St. Louis River Summit runs March 6-8. Attendees are invited to learn more about St. Louis River Area of Concern progress. The program will feature two days of in-person sessions March 6 and 7 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union and a selection of field-trip options on March 8. There will be art displays, speakers and poster sessions throughout.

The theme for the summit, “Braiding Visions for an Enduring Future,” celebrates long-term stewardship of the St. Louis River through various ways. The goal of the summit is to bring together people who care about and work on the St. Louis River and to encourage coordination of activities, programs and projects.

The keynote session, “Visions: Stories for an Enduring Future,” will be hosted by Mary Fox and Blake Thomas of the live Duluth radio broadcast Take it with You and Zeitgeist Arts. The St. Louis River has seen some wild tales – historic, ecological, adventurous and personal. In this session, storytellers are invited from the community to share short personal stories connected to the river on the theme of visions in the format of a noncompetitive story slam (think a local version of The Moth podcast).

In-person events include informational presentations, networking sessions, a poster and art session and field trips. The poster and art session takes place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in UW-Superior’s Swenson Hall atrium. It will feature light refreshments.

During the morning of March 8, field trips will be held. Options include touring the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, snowshoeing in the Superior Municipal Forest, visiting the Grassy Point Restoration Site and viewing art history murals inside West Duluth’s Kom-on-Inn with interpretation by an art historian and arts enthusiast.

Students from local schools and institutions are invited to attend the summit to learn about land and participate in water stewardship efforts, the research community and river restoration projects. Students attend for free but need to register.

The cost to attend the entire summit (virtual and in-person sessions) is $60 in advance and includes lunches and appetizers at the poster and art session. The cost for same-day walk-in registration is $90. To register and view the agenda, visit lakesuperiornerr.org/summit.


Wed, Mar 6
8:30 am to 7:00 pm
$60 – $90
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Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
deanna.erickson @ wisc.edu


UWS Yellowjacket Union
1605 Catlin Ave.
Superior, Wisconsin 54880 United States
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