St. Louis River Alliance

Sharon Mollerus [via Flickr]

Last month, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $988 million bonding bill, including $25.4 million in funding for the St. Louis River Estuary Restoration Project.  This funding will ALSO trigger the awarding of $47.2 million in federal funds made available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to accelerate the cleanup efforts of the St. Louis River and the Duluth- Superior Harbor.  We talk with Kris Eilers, Executive Director of St. Louis River Alliance, about the vital clean-up projects this funding makes possible.

Sarah Glesner

There are dozens of environmental organizations in the Twin Ports and almost all of them expand their reach and their resources by partnering with one another on different projects. 

But recently, the St. Louis River Alliance sat down for a meeting and instead of the regular troop of khaki- and jean-clad biologists and environmentalists, they were inundated with architects, landscapers and urban planners courtesy of Design Duluth.