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Posted by | October 29, 2010 | Filed under: News

Sand beach at Lake Superior NERRIt's been a while since we brought up the freshwater estuary at the mouth of Wisconsin's St. Louis River. Well, it's now become an official member of the reserve system, as announced this week by the University of Wisconsin-Superior:

Nearly 16,700 acres of marshes, uplands, rivers and Lake Superior shoreline in Douglas County were designated the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 26… The estuary reserve includes land and water in four separate sites in the area where the St. Louis River enters Lake Superior: around Wisconsin Point and Allouez Bay; along Pokegama Bay; the Pokegama-Carnegie Wetlands; and the Red River Breaks in western Douglas County.

The Lake Superior NERR is the 28th Reserve in the national system.

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