Project nears to restore Gary’s Radio Tower BayThe public is invited to attend an informational meeting regarding a St. Louis River restoration project planned for Radio Tower Bay in Gary New Duluth.
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting regarding a St. Louis River restoration project planned for Radio Tower Bay in Gary New Duluth.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Gary New Duluth Senior Center, 1104 Commonwealth Ave.
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Land Trust and the St. Louis River Alliance provide project information and answer questions.
The goal of the project is to restore aquatic habitat in Radio Tower Bay. The bay is located on the Minnesota side of the river, south of Minnesota Highway 39, before it crosses the Oliver Bridge.
Completion of the project will improve habitat for fish and wildlife as well as enhance recreational access to the natural resources of the bay. Phase one of the project is expected to begin in mid-January and will be completed by April.
The first phase of the project is to remove tons of wood pilings and concrete from the bay.
Funding for the project is being provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Minnesota DNR.