About Us

About the St. Louis River Alliance

The St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is a local nonprofit organization that is working to oversee activities and practices that are helping to restore, protect and enhance the St. Louis River.


The St. Louis River Alliance’s initial roots were planted as a Citizen Advisory Committee that was formed to assist Minnesota and Wisconsin state agencies develop a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. In the 1980’s, the lower 39 miles of the St. Louis River was designated as an Area of Concern (AOC) on the Great Lakes. It is one of 43 on the Great Lakes in both the US and Canada.  The RAP identified nine environmental problems and developed 43 recommendations, which are in various stages of implementation.

Created in 1996, as a nonprofit, the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee’s (SLRCAC) primary focus and efforts was to foster communication between public and tribal agencies, industry groups and community stakeholders in the implementation of the RAP.  The CAC also advocates and sponsors stewardship efforts as well as promotes sound management of the resources provided by the St. Louis River, Lake Superior, and their watersheds.

In 2009, the SLRCAC began doing business as the St Louis River Alliance.  Alliance members include individuals, families, businesses, organizations, local and tribal governments  – all helping support our work to improve the St. Louis River.

Click here to become a member to join these efforts!


Our Mission

The St. Louis River Alliance is members working together to protect, restore and enhance the St Louis River.

* Coordinating community efforts. * Increasing public awareness. * Focusing on the St. Louis River Area of Concern. * Helping to implement the St. Louis River Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan.

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