A cleanup would remove contamination from the food chain, lowering exposure over time for those who eat fish from the St. Louis River.
A clean Minnesota Slip would improve habitat for the benthic species that make up the base of the Great Lakes food chain. More abundant food supplies and a clean environment for spawning could also lead to an increase in fish and wildlife populations.
Restoration will improve fish and wildlife habitat for locally important species, allowing populations to increase and thrive.
Recreational fishing guides provide a tourist attraction near the waterfront and Canal Park in Duluth.
To learn more about the significant benefits enjoyed by communities in Great Lakes Areas of Concern after a cleanup, please watch the Great Lakes Legacy Act video.