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Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pine Needles Artists-in-Residence Selected for 2018 Season

Three Twin Cities artists and one art and science student from Iowa will live and work in the Pine Needles cabin this summer.

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Listen: Research Station scientist discusses state of Minnesota's lakes on MPR News

Dr. Adam Heathcote spent an hour talking about the state's beloved waterbodies and the challenges they face as Minnesota Public Radio kicked off a month of water programming.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Studies of Lake of the Woods show how water can struggle with a legacy of pollution

The first four decades of cleaning up the huge northern lake weren’t easy, but it might seem that way compared to what’s ahead.

1.	Dan Engstrom sampling sediments in a sulfate-enriched cattail-dominated wetland
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From mercury to manoomin, sulfate causes ecological ripples in Minnesota waters

Common chemical in industrial discharges has far-reaching effects on lakes, rivers, and the plants that live in them.

Monday, January 8, 2018

St. Croix Watershed Research Station announces artist/writer residencies for summer 2018

The application deadline is February 28, 2018 to live and work at the historic St. Croix River cabin this summer while helping enhance scientific understanding through art.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Research Revelations: The St. Croix River's wild waters have experienced two big periods of change separated by a century

Here's what we know about how the river has changed since 1850.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Minnesota writers discuss using stories to both entertain and educate

Past Pine Needles artist-in-residence Sarah Stonich and local science author Shawn Otto discussed how their books are infused with cultural and political issues.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pine Needles: A pioneering program in connecting artists and scientists

Artists find inspiration and illumination by working with scientists, while researchers are intrigued and challenged by the artist’s perspective.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Engstrom receives prestigious water award

Longtime Research Station leader Dr. Daniel Engstrom was recently honored for his many contributions to studying and protecting Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Event will feature Minnesota authors discussing how fiction can increase awareness of social issues

Sarah Stonich, Shawn Otto, and the audience will have a conversation about 'novel activism' at Forest Lake library.

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