Green Visions: "We need healing right now. We're all better when we go to the water."
For decades, the St. Louis River Alliance has been leading the charge to heal the badly polluted St. Louis River.
Spurred by the enthusiasm of more and more people drawn every year to the water to volunteer, recreate or just sit and watch the water flow by, the St. Louis River has continued its comeback story.
From cleaning up the pollution left by decades of dumping in the river, to fostering habitat for wild rice, sturgeons and piping plovers, people have been working hard to heal the St. Louis River.
And since paddling is a perfect socially-distant activity, the river has been doing a lot of healing for people, too, since the pandemic started.
More information about the National Water Trail project and the paddling map can be found here.