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River Talks Series: What's Happening on the St. Louis River? Current Cleanup and Restoration Project

November 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Estuarium
3 Marina Drive
Superior, Wisconsin

Free and open to the public.

This second talk in the River Talks series features Matt Steiger, Area of Concern coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The St. Louis River drains 3,634 miles and is the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior, entering the southwestern corner of the lake between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. The river flows 179 miles through three distinct areas (1) coarse soils, glacial till and outwash deposits at its headwaters; (2) a deep, narrow gorge at Jay Cooke State Park; and (3) red clay deposits in its lower reaches. As it approaches Duluth and Superior, the river takes on the characteristics of a 12,000-acre freshwater estuary.

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs offer this series of informal evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary. The talks are free, open to the public and everyone is invited.

River Talks will run through April 2018. Check the River Talks website for details. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant's Great Lakes Takes blog for summaries of each talk.

More information on the St. Louis River Area of Concern.

Graphic: Map of the St. Louis River AOC by the Wisconsin DNR

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