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St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee changes name

The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee announces that beginning 2009, the organization will do business as the St. Louis River Alliance. The new name better reflects the organization, an alliance of concerned and committed citizens and bus...

The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee announces that beginning 2009, the organization will do business as the St. Louis River Alliance.

The new name better reflects the organization, an alliance of concerned and committed citizens and businesses working together to protect and restore the St. Louis River, leading to healthier and more livable communities and enhancing the economic vitality of the region.

St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee became a nonprofit organization in 1996, evolving from a Citizens Advisory Committee that worked with state agencies from Minnesota and Wisconsin to develop a remedial action plan for the river. Changing the word "advisory" to "action" allowed the organization to maintain its identity as it continued working with local, state and federal agencies.

As the St. Louis River Alliance, the organization will strive to reach out to a broader range of citizens and businesses in the communities on both sides of the St. Louis River while continuing to work together with government agencies and other stakeholder organizations.

These efforts will include promoting the St. Louis River as the headwaters to Lake Superior and the Great Lakes, which holds 20 percents of the world's fresh water and is the largest freshwater ecosystem on Earth. The St. Louis River Alliance will seek to be a louder voice for the St. Louis River working in the watershed to protect and restore this valuable asset for current and future generations while valuing the river and harbor as an environmental and economic asset.

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