The St. Louis River
Citizens Action Committee received the Lake Superior Binational Program
2005 Environmental Stewardship Award for outstanding actions that protect
and restore the Lake Superior Basin.
group has been working on behalf of the St. Louis River (the largest
US tributary to Lake Superior) since 1996. Group goals include: Continue
citizen participation to complete the river's RAP, restore important
habitat, educate the public, and facilitate recommended remedial actions.
Accomplishments include: Coordinated the development of a habitat plan
between all resource management agencies (federal, two states, tribal,
and local), which each agency now uses to manage the area; restored
habitats at Grassy Point, Miller Creek, Hearding Island, and Wisconsin
Point; produced a citizen's guide to habitat and unique areas on the
St. Louis River; established a Watershed guardianship Program for school
groups to promote stewardship of the river; developed a photography
contest and Lake Superior calendar; facilitates dialogue with environmentalists
and regulators to work together on management issues; promotes pollution
prevention efforts and new stormwater management actions; and developed
educational posters about wild rice ecosystem protection and runoff
Pictured from left
to right: Executive Director Lynelle Hanson and Board Members Keith Hanson,
Bill Majewski, Lori Gitar, Rick Gitar, Carl Richards, and Kevin Kangas.