Last month the Minnesota Legislature passed their $988 million bonding bill. Among the projects included in the bill is $25.4 million in funding for the St. Louis River Estuary Restoration Project. These funds will trigger $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 Duluth/Superior Harbor.
In celebration of the clean-up that is now possible, the SLRA would like to invite the public and coalition supporters to a celebration at Pier B Resort at 2 West 1st St. Duluth, MN on Thursday, July 20th from 5-7pm on the 2nd floor cocktail deck. Coffee, cake and water (and a magnificent view of the harbor!) will be provided and a cash bar will be available. In case of inclement weather the event will be at the Pilot House Board Room at Pier B Resort. Pier B Resort is sponsoring the event.
“This celebration is a great way to thank our supporters, as well as giving everyone a glimpse into the brilliant future of the St. Louis River”, said Executive Director, Kris Eilers.
The event is sponsored by Pier B Resort and will give the public a chance to see and hear first-hand about the partnerships that have contributed to the clean -up efforts so far and what lies ahead.
“We have made so much progress on restoring the St. Louis River and Duluth Harbor, this restoration will bring jobs and many other opportunities to the public,” added Eilers.
The St. Louis River Alliance is a member-based non-profit that seeks to provide information to the public about clean-up projects, experiences that connect people to the river, volunteer opportunities and creative ways to get involved.
For more information contact Kris Eilers at 218-733-9520.
About the St. Louis River Alliance: The SLRA has its roots as a Citizen Advisory Committee that was formed to assist Minnesota and Wisconsin’s state agencies to develop the Remedial Action Plan. Created in 1996 as the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee, it became the SLRA in 2009. The organizations’ goals include advocating and sponsoring stewardship, as well as promoting sound management of the resources provided by the St. Louis River, Lake Superior, and their watersheds. Alliance members include individuals, businesses, organizations, local and tribal governments.