What is the Es-chew-air-ee?

Okay, it’s really spelled ‘estuary’. But what is this freshwater wonder anyway? A freshwater estuary is a place where two chemically different bodies of water meet and mix. Many estuaries are found where rivers empty into the Great Lakes. They are important homes for animals and plants, and a special place for people and industry. In our community, we have the St. Louis River estuary. Estuaries all have a few things in common.

Other Learning Stations

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis River Quest Volunteers
City of Duluth – Utility Operations
U.S. Coast Guard & USCG Auxiliary
Minnesota Power/Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program
USDA Forest Service/Superior National Forest
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Sea Grant Program