St. Louis River Walk 2014

The St. Louis River Water Walk will began on October 13, 2014 near Hoyt Lakes, MN and lasted approximately 5 days, ending at Jay Cooke State Park.

Forty years ago the St. Louis River was one of the most heavily polluted waterways in the state, and in 1975 the Environmental Protection Agency declared it an ‘Area of Concern.’ The River’s health rebounded after extensive environmental cleanups proved successful. Today new sources of pollution threaten to destroy previous rehabilitation efforts and further endanger the waters of the St. Louis.

On this walk we partnered with Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Together we walked to support the water and the rivers, lakes and streams of northern Minnesota!