The St. Croix Watershed Research Station recently launched a field notes blog and quarterly newsletter documenting exciting research going on at the station. Features of the first newsletter include:
Figuring Out What Works for Water: this article assesses impacts on water quality of lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota.
Unlocking Lake of the Woods: this article discusses the causes and consequences of algal blooms in Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods as well as temporal changes in water quality as a result of environmental legislation and climate change.
Spring in Bloom on the St. Croix: this article discusses algal blooms on the St. Croix, specifically blooms of the non-toxic Spirogyra algae.
The first newsletter also highlighted the upcoming Prairies and Pollinators event, to be held Saturday July 18th. The event will include a native prairie plant sale, tours of research prairies, and pollinator and butterfly experts “in the field” to answer your questions about bees, butterflies and how you can help their populations.
More articles are available on the field notes blog.
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