March 7-9, 2022 • Hosted virtually

12th Annual St. Louis River Summit

River Transformations

This year’s Summit theme speaks directly to pandemic recovery and brighter days ahead for our communities, river recovery as St. Louis River Area of Concern work progresses, and the transformative work of understanding and addressing climate change.

The 2022 Summit main program will be hosted virtually.
Optional in-person elements include a poster session, field trips, and a River Talk.
Full agenda will be posted in late January.

Call for Abstracts

Interested in presenting at the 2022 Summit? Now accepting abstract submissions, through January 10th.

Call for Abstracts

2022 Summit Cost & Registration

  • General Admission $30
  • Students FREE

Registration opens January 10, 2022
Full agenda will be posted in late January

What is the St. Louis River Summit?

The Summit is a multi-day opportunity to learn and share about the St. Louis River.

Like an estuary, the St. Louis River Summit is a place where people meet and mix. It provides a diversity of solutions and strategies for a healthy St. Louis River watershed and nourishes the community with education and outreach opportunities. The St. Louis River Summit brings together key audiences working in the region.

The Summit provides many learning opportunities.

Join us in learning about the following:

  • the status and findings of current research
  • the results of implementing projects
  • ideas and status of future work
  • Three smiling Summit participants
  • Summit attendees participate in an outdoor field trip
  • Summit attendees listen to presenter
  • Summit attendees on Zoom

Questions about the summit?

Deanna Erickson, Lake Superior Reserve Director

A note about advocacy and the St. Louis River Summit

The St. Louis River Summit is intended to facilitate shared community dialog related to socio-ecological issues and natural and social science in the St. Louis River estuary. The Summit is organized and financially supported by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, with help from many generous sponsors. As a part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension and the NOAA-led National Estuarine Research Reserve system, the Reserve itself does not engage in advocacy and as state employees, staff follow clear guidelines. The views of presenters and sponsors who participate in the Summit are theirs or their organizations and do not represent the views, mission or work of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Sponsors are vital to the success of the Summit.

Your contributions help to attract engaging keynote speakers, offer interesting field trips and provide rich and diverse sessions for attendees.

Contact Friends of Lake Superior Reserve