Healthier habitats are coming back to the St. Louis River, which forms the far northwest border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many natural resources agencies, researchers and nonprofit organizations are conducting the work.
This progress means that the “Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary” website (stlouisriverestuary.org) needs to keep pace with the progress. Thanks to the expertise of the people involved with habitat projects, the “Restoration” section of the site has been updated.
If you visit the website, you’ll find an updated timeline of restoration progress and the latest information on projects such as the 21st Avenue West site in Duluth or Pickle Pond in Superior.
Other featured topics on the site include wild rice, fishing and recreation. Site visitors can challenge themselves with “GeoQuests” – iPhone-based games and geocaches that highlight key places and issues in the estuary, or they can use the “deep map” to explore the ecology and history of this special place.
The Stories and Science website was created by faculty and staff from the University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Wisconsin-Madison with help from many partners, and with funding by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.