Deanna Erickson

Copyright Ivy Vainio. Used with permission.

Refineries, paper mills, wastewater plants, lumber companies, paint factories, steel furnaces, and meat-packing plants all lined the St. Louis River Estuary at one point, and, before it was illegal to do so, dumped their waste directly into the river.

Deanna Erickson

Scientists and researchers at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve use not only science, but reading, math and language arts in their work every day.