How a river says thanks

Rivers themselves can’t quite say thanks, but their allies can say it for them.

To that end, the St. Louis River Alliance is seeking nominations for its 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

The annual awards recognize the people, communities and institutions that have done outstanding service toward restoring, protecting and enhancing the St. Louis River watershed. That includes the river itself, its tributaries and the land that drains into them.

Categories include individuals, organizations, schools, local, state, tribal and federal agencies, business and industry and the media. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations forms can be downloaded. Call (218) 733-9520 for more information.

Nominations must be received by March 1. The awards ceremony will be held April 9.