Duluth, Minn., has many streams and rivers that provide habitat for fish and wildlife species and eventually flow into Lake Superior. Unfortunately, shoreline development and the degradation of river banks are threatening these aquatic habitats. As riparian buffers have disappeared, Duluth’s streams have been subject to significant sedimentation, pollution, and heating, severely degrading both water quality and wildlife habitat. Thanks to several grants, Community Action Duluth developed a Stream Corps program, hiring and training Duluth residents to work with local landowners to restore 22 miles of shorelines and riparian areas. Read more here.
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