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River committee hands out stewardship awards

The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee recently awarded its 13th annual stewardship awards at the group's annual meeting. The awards are based on a group or individual's actions to help conservation and restoration efforts for the St. Loui...

The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee recently awarded its 13th annual stewardship awards at the group's annual meeting.

The awards are based on a group or individual's actions to help conservation and restoration efforts for the St. Louis River or its tributaries.

The committee is a non-profit group formed to help oversee identification of seriously polluted and degraded sites along the lower St. Louis River and to advocate for the cleanup and restoration of the river and Twin Ports harbor estuary.

* The Sally Gibson Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Bob Cragin of Superior "for his passionate stewardship of the St. Louis River.''

* The Willard Munger Sr. Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in appreciation of the agency's leadership in leading the Superfund cleanup effort of Duluth's Stryker Bay.

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* The Milton Pelletier Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to the St Louis River/Interlake/Duluth Tar Community Workgroup for more than 20 years of community involvement in the planning process and cleanup efforts of the Stryker Bay site.

* The Randy Marshall Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Joe Kleiman for his stewardship in the recycling and the reuse of materials in the conduct of business.

* Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Lake Superior College for leadership role in the development of the Miller Creek Interpretive Trail and its associated programs.

* Special Recognition Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Bob Browne of Superior for his lifetime of achievement as an advocate in countless diverse activities related to the protection of the St. Louis River.

* Environmental Stewardship Media Award was presented to reporter John Myers and the Duluth News Tribune for accurate, fair and balanced reporting of environmental issues relating to the St. Louis River.

For more information on the committee go to www.stlouisriver.org .

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