Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Cylindro illustration
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

"Invisible” species of exotic algae threatens to poison Minnesota lakes

Research Station scientists spent this summer searching Minnesota lakes for Cylindro — blue-green algae originally from the tropics that could cause more problems for the state's beloved clean waters.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Director emeritus decorated: Engstrom among three scientists connected to Minnesota to receive prestigious paleolimnology prize

International organization presents Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to study of lake history, joined in the honor by colleagues for more than four decades.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Register to attend the St. Croix River Research Rendezvous

Oct. 9 conference will feature posters and presentations about current scientific studies happening in the St. Croix River and its watershed.

Slow-motion boating across Madison Lake in southern Minnesota
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Three ways experts think Minnesota could make measurable progress on our clean water conundrum

Science-based strategies seek elusive balance between protecting lakes and rivers while supporting farmers.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Researchers invited to share St. Croix River watershed science at October rendezvous

The annual one-day conference in Marine on St. Croix seeks presentations and posters about river-related research.

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.


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