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Partners in Restoring the St. Louis River AOC

The Corps offers planning & technical assistance and contract management to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to assist in their effort to delist their beneficial use impairments in the St. Louis River and Bay AOC.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Environmental Contaminants program at the Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office has been an active partner within the lower the St. Louis River conservation community for more than 13 years, assisting with fixing contaminated sediments, investigation of chemical effects, as well as a variety of other fish and wildlife habitat projects.

The following links exit the site Exit Fond du Lac Tribe

In 2005, a survey of the St. Louis River was completed through a collaborative effort between Fond du Lac’s Resource Management Division, the 1854 Treaty Authority, and Minnesota DNR Fisheries.

In response to citizen demands to clean up the St. Louis River, the Minnesota Legislature created the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in 1971 to improve and protect the waters of the St. Louis River and its tributaries. In 1974, additional legislation was passed, giving WLSSD the added responsibility of solid waste management.

River Quest, a  2.5-hour boat trip, teaches students about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities. They are introduced to a variety of topics:
  • pollution prevention,
  • stopping aquatic invaders,
  • boating safety,
  • commercial shipping.