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River Quest Passport to Adventure

Boatloads of area sixth-grade students, carrying River Quest "passports" to document their adventures, boarded the Vista Star during four days in May for exciting journeys through the Port of Duluth-Superior, a vital part of the St. Louis River watershed. The 18th Annual River Quest education program is drawing a record number of participants this year (nearly 1,050), having added an extra half-day to accommodate growing demand. River Quest provides hands-on learning activities for students that raise awareness of the St. Louis River ecosystem and interrelated commercial, industrial and recreational activities. Students visit 11 learning stations staffed by volunteers who cover topics ranging from pollution prevention and stopping aquatic invaders to boating safety and commercial shipping.

This year's learning station sponsors include: the City of Duluth, Duluth Sail & Power Squadron, Duluth Public Schools, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Great Lakes Aquarium, Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Minnesota DNR MinnAqua Program, Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Murphy Oil USA, NewPage, Sappi Fine Paper, Superior National Forest, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District.

Financial sponsorship for River Quest 2010 has been provided by: Vista Fleet, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Marine Tech, Minnesota Power Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bernick'sTM Pepsi, Hallett Dock Co., Sappi Fine Paper, Gavilon Grain LLC, Lafarge North America-Superior, Midwest Energy Resources Company, National Bank of Commerce, Grandma'sTM Restaurant Co. and Zenith Management. Thanks to all for your enthusiasm and generous support!

For more about River Quest, visit www.duluthport.com. Educators are also encouraged to check out materials posted at www.seagrant.umn.edu/riverquest.

Posted on May 7, 2010

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