You can blame American Pioneers for starting the destruction of the St. Louis River and Bay habitat, and later generations piled on the assault with industrialization, hazardous waste sites (that have since been abandoned), carelessly designed landfills that leak into the groundwater, chemical spills, overflowing untreated sewage and runoff. Nice! Nearly 8,000 acres of wetland and open water habitat have been destroyed since the first settlers arrived. Isn’t it time we take responsibility for our actions and return this AOC to its original pristine state before it is too late?
To read more about this Area of Concern, click here to go to the EPA’s website.