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Efforts to clean up and restore the St. Louis River are starting to make inroads into a century of pollution and habitat loss, and to celebrate the St. Louis River Alliance and Great Lakes Aquarium are throwing a party!

The reception is set for March 21 at the Aquarium on Duluth’s waterfront from 5:30-7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

Efforts are under way to address the problems that caused the lower St. Louis River and Twin Ports harbor to be listed as one more than 40 worst-case Areas of Concern on the Great Lakes about 25 years ago. Some of the issues have been addressed, thanks to sewage treatment and pollution cleanup. Officials are talking about seeing the Twin Ports “delisted” by 2025.

An exhibit on the history of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and its impact on the river is part of the effort.