W.J. McCabe Chapter

WLSSD Tour and Presentation

May 4th, we will be heading to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) office at 2626 Courtland St. off I-35 at exit 254 (27th Ave. W). Those who want to take a tour of the plant will meet at the WLSSD office at 6 pm. We will tour the plant and the composting facility. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and dress warmly, since much of the tour will be outside, where we are likely encounter some cool Lake Superior air. The tour will involve walking about a mile in distance as well as climbing several set of stairs to get around inside the plant. Please let Julie O'Leary (jloleary@charter.net) know if you plan to take the tour, as WLSSD needs an idea of how many will be attending.

The tour will be followed with a program at 7 pm at WLSSD by Marianne Bohren, Executive Director of the facility. We will be learning about new developments at the plant and how they are coping with some key pollutants like sulfates and mercury, which are problems for wild rice growth and fish tissue contamination. This should be an interesting and informative event and a great way to learn about one of the most important Clean Water Act projects in Minnesota!

All of our programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rich Staffon at 218-879-3186.


Here's the spring issue from the Minnesota State Izaak Walton League.

Conservation Currents

The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.