Kris Eilers

St. Louis River Alliance Hosting Sustainability & Membership Drive

The Drive Ends Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is celebrating another successful year of hard work with a sustainability drive happening now through Tuesday, Dec. 14. Throughout the rest of 2021, the organization will be hosting various events in the community to share current initiatives and encourage people to connect with the St. Louis River. There will be multiple fundraisers…

St. Louis River Alliance to Virtually Celebrate 2020 Progress

Preregistration is Required for the Virtual Celebration of Progress

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance has had a year of great progress on many projects along the St. Louis River estuary and other areas of concern. Happening Tuesday, Nov. 17, you’re invited to learn more about the progress during a virtual celebration. Due to COVID-19, the event is happening on Zoom this year. Participants are encouraged to…

St. Louis River Alliance Continues to Make Progress Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A Small Skeletal Crew Continues to Work on Restoration Projects Impacting the St. Louis River Estuary

DULUTH, Minn. – The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting projects small and large across the Twin Ports, and restoration along the St. Louis River estuary is no exception. Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA), says her team has had to rethink the way they are doing things amid the ongoing pandemic. She’s thankful the river has…

EPA Announces Funding for Howard’s Bay in Superior

The construction won't begin until 2020 but today the EPA announced 14 million for clean-up efforts

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 14 million dollars in funding to clean up Howard’s Bay in Superior. Contamination has built up in the sediment at the site damaging fish and the wildlife habitat there. Those in the St. Louis River Alliance are pleased this is going to get done making sure they can get off the…

St. Louis River Alliance to Host Fall Train Fundraiser Sunday

The St. Louis River Alliance is Teaming up with the Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad for an Afternoon Along the River

DULUTH, Minn. – You may wonder what fall colors and beautiful views of the St. Louis River have in common. As Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance would tell you, you’ll have the chance to enjoy both in the same day this Sunday, October 7. The annual Fall Colors Train Ride on the Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad…

Experience the St. Louis River Aboard the Vista Fleet

The Annual St. Louis River Experience Voyage is Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks looking to take a cruise on the St. Louis River have the chance to do so aboard the Vista Fleet on Tuesday, September 11. The event is being put on by the St. Louis River Alliance. Folks will start boarding the Vista at 5:00 Tuesday evening, depart at 5:30 and return to the dock around 7:00….

$75 Million to Clean Up St. Louis River

EPA and U.S. Steel Decide to Devote Funds and Time to Clearing Sediment

DULUTH,Minn.- Next year a $75 million cleanup project will begin at U.S. Steel’s former Duluth site on the St. Louis river. The EPA and U.S. steel made that announcement today as they reached an agreement on cleaning up and restoring the Spirit Lake site near the Morgan Park neighborhood. U.S. Steel is planning to pay 55 percent of the cost, while…

Canoe, Kayak the St. Louis River This Weekend

The St. Louis River Alliance is Hosting Their Annual Canoe and Kayak Tour, Picnic Saturday, August 11

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9 to register for the 2018 St. Louis River Alliance Canoe and Kayak Tour and Picnic. The event is taking place on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Executive Director of SLRA, Kris Eilers, tells FOX 21 the event is open for everyone to take part in. The mission of…

St. Louis River Alliance to Host Annual Open House

Multiple Organizations will be on Hand for the "Seasons of the St. Louis RIver" Open House Tuesday, December 12

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is pleased to be putting on their “Seasons of the St. Louis River” photo contest celebration and open house Tuesday, December 12 from 4:30 until 6:30p.m. The event will happen in the Barker’s Island Great Lakes Ballroom (300 Marina Drive, Superior). The open house is free and open to the public. Those…