Fall Colors Train Ride Showcases St. Louis River Cleanup

Passengers Take Annual Ride to See Autumn Beauty and Progress Being Made

DULUTH, Minn. – Fall is in the air and Northlanders are finding beautiful fall colors all around them.

The St. Louis River Alliance brought more than a hundred passengers on their annual fall colors train ride this afternoon. Guests got their fill of autumn beauty and learned all about the River Alliances’s water restoration projects.

The ride took passengers down the Lake Superior Mississippi railroad tracks right along the shore line.

It was a great chance for the community to get a close up look at the work being done by the River Alliance from an angle they can’t see anywhere else.

“This would be slow enough to be able to look out into the river and see some of the drudges out there and see some of the progress that’s been made on the river and they can actually see the water and see it’s a lot cleaner,” said Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance.

Passengers saw superfund sites that the River Alliance has cleaned up.

Many aboard the train have made the ride an annual tradition to learn more about river improvement.

“Well it’s very important to have natural habitats and fish that you can eat,” said Allen Anway, a member of the River Alliance. “This was not true some years ago and much improved now.”

The annual train ride is a fundraiser for the St. Louis River Alliance. They put the money they raise toward their clean up efforts all along the estuary.

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