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Collaboration has been key to our progress. Representatives from more than 70 partner organizations have been engaged with this work since 1987. A large and committed citizens advisory committee helped develop the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Remedial Action Plans in the 1990s and the 2002 Habitat Plan, creating the basis for the implementation framework being followed today.

Stay connected

Sign up to receive email updates about St. Louis River AOC work from the MPCA and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Just enter and confirm your email address to access your subscriber preferences; be sure to select the “St. Louis River Area of Concern & Restoration” option.

Social media

Follow the St. Louis River Alliance on Facebook and Instagram or become a member to receive their emails. They receive federal funds through the MPCA to regularly share AOC progress.

Public participation

Provide input on St. Louis River AOC work and projects. Opportunities for public input are included in the process for environmental reviews, annual updates to the remedial action plan, and when there is a proposal to remove one of the beneficial use impairments.

The St. Louis River Alliance hosts events on behalf of the AOC coordinating agencies, including an annual Celebration of Progress event and activities such as Vista Star boat tours and paddling events that connect people with the river. Watch the organization's calendar for upcoming events.

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve also plans events pertaining to the St. Louis River estuary, such as the annual St. Louis River Summit, which are posted on its events page.

Agencies and committees

Agency Contact and email address Phone number
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in MN Rick Gitar 218-878-7122
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Melissa Sjolund 218-302-3245
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Barbara Huberty 218-302-6630
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Matt Steiger 715-395-6904
St. Louis River Alliance (Citizen committee) Kris Eilers 218-733-9520