Spirit Lake is a a sacred place for the Fond du Lac Band and an asset for many nearby Duluth residents, especially those living in Morgan Park. In interviews conducted by Caitie Nigrelli and her intern, 25 stakeholders highlighted the dual identity of the lake as a working port and recreational hub. Read more about their perceptions of Spirit Lake and the proposed U.S. Steel Duluth Works site cleanup in the full report.
Public Meeting and Event Highlights
April 4, 2017 Morgan Park meeting at Morgan Park Community Center
August 25, 2016 U. S. Steel Duluth Works-Spirit Lake public meeting at Denfeld High School
March 16, 2015 U. S. Steel Site public meeting at Good Fellowship Hall
Dec. 2, 2014 Morgan Park meeting at Morgan Park Community Center
How You Can Help
Request a Presentation or Outreach Event
Are you a member of an organization with a stake in the U.S. Steel Site sediment cleanup? Would your organization like to partner with the outreach team to set up an outreach event? Contact Caitie to discuss opportunities.
Learn about Spirit Island
Contact U. S. EPA project manager Bill Murray (312-353-6324) to provide input on the project, ask questions, or help coordinate the project with community events on the river.
Learn more about community involvement opportunities and other projects in the St. Louis River.
- St. Louis River Alliance
- Morgan Park Community Club
- City of Duluth
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad
- Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant St. Louis River - Stories and Science
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency St. Louis River – U.S. Steel Superfund Site
- Minnesota Department of Health Fish Consumption Guidance
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Area of Concern
- U.S. EPA Great Lakes Legacy Act