Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

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.

St. Louis River, Carlton State Park
Tommie Davis, skyewalkerphotography

We talk with Karina Heim, Coastal Training Program (CTP) Coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve about tonight's River Talk, part of a monthly series of informal talks about the St. Louis River Estuary.  This evening's topic is "Handling Hazards and Dealing with Disasters: Emergency Management in the Estuary."