Annual Activities & Events
Canoe Tour and Picnic The SLRA sponsors an annual canoe tour and picnic for members and nonmembers. This event is for families, individuals, beginners or experienced kayakers/canoers, everyone is welcome! For information on past tours, click the link above.
Fall Colors Train Ride information and past photos can be found here.
Environmental Stewardship Awards Each year, the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) and its Environmental Stewardship Workgroup recognize outstanding environmental stewardship efforts in the lower St. Louis River Watershed.
Check out our Environmental Stewardship Awards page for more information.
River Cleanup The SLRA Stewardship Workgroup organizes an annual River Cleanup event. The intent of these events is to remove garbage in sites of past dumping along the river. Sites of high use may also be selected if they are currently orphan and not maintained by a public agency or volunteer group.
Individuals and groups are welcomed.
Call 218-733-9520 or email email@example.com for information.
2011 Tour of the St. Louis River Estuary: Area of Concern to Area of Recovery On August 16th, 2011, approximately 125 people were aboard the Vista Star as it toured the St. Louis River Estuary. The purpose of this river tour was to bring local leaders together with key state agency and funding decision-makers from both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Stories were shared to demonstrate how significant investments have led to much progress in restoring and protecting the St. Louis River since it was designated as an Area of Concern of the Great Lakes.
View the day's itinerary and pictures here.
River Watch The St. Louis River - River Watch Program involved student groups out in the St. Louis River and other area streams monitoring water quality. River Watch began as a program of the MPCA and the RAP. Until 2006,it was run by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on the Minnesota side of the watershed. The St. Louis River Alliance now sponsors a Stream Monitoring Program.
A similar program called Water Watch is being conducted on the Wisconsin side of the watershed by the Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
River Quest The SLRA participated in St. Louis River Quest for the first time in 1999. This program, which is one of our Environmental Stewardship Award winners, takes hundreds of sixth graders onto the St. Louis River each spring on an excursion boat and teaches them about the river, water quality, exotic species, the port of Duluth/Superior, Great Lakes shipping and more.