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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 

Plenty of work left on St. Louis River


May 24, 2019

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Funding for water restorations in the St. Louis River comes from the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with oversight by the U.S. Environmental Protection, and the St. Louis River/Interlake/Duluth Tar Superfund Site settlement.

Work on an extensive habitat restoration project will take place this summer in the St. Louis River estuary, where the river enters Lake Superior.

The two-part project will restore 240 acres of coastal wetland habitat in the upper St. Louis River estuary, a wetland complex between Duluth and Superior. The Kingsbury Bay and Grassy Point project areas were identified in 2013 as two of 17 sites located in the St. Louis River "Area of Concern" in need of habitat restoration. Construction is expected to begin in June.

"The two projects could be done separately, but treating them as one large pr...

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