Duluth, Minn.: Stryker Bay is a 41-acre bay in Duluth Harbor, just beyond the Richard I. Bong memorial bridge, where the St. Louis River enters Lake Superior. Dredging contaminated sediments removed 200,000 yards of toxic mud, restoring the bay for fish and wildlife. Photo from Flickr/davef3138.
Lake County, Minn.: Scientists have restored 1,000 acres of moose foraging habitat near Lake Superior and are working on other wildlife management activities in an effort to sustain the moose herd in eastern Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Ron Moen, University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Duluth, Minn.: Minnesota Sea Grant is expanding its highly successful Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™ program. The program educates boaters and anglers about how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Here, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees remove Zebra mussels from a lock. Photo from Flickr/USACE HQ.
Hovland, Minn.: The Flute Reed River was suffering from erosion, causing sediment to build up in Lake Superior and in the river itself. Using logs, soil, and native plants, the banks of the Flute Reed River were stabilized, minimizing sediment loss and providing habitat for fish and wildlife.
Grassy Point Restoration
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Duluth, Minn.: A former industrial wasteland in the Duluth-Superior harbor is now of the region’s best birding areas. Photo from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, P. Collins.
Duluth, Minn. Duluth landowners volunteered to provide access to their streamside property for restoration and naturalization projects. This photo shows a worker installing shoreline vegetation. Photo courtesy of Community Action Duluth.
Lake County, Minn. Erosive stream banks on the Knife River were restored by reducing the stress from water flowing into the bank, decreasing sedimentation in the Knife River. This photo shows the creation of floodplain benches at the base of the stream banks. Photo courtesy of Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District.
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