Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Monday, January 7, 2019

Call for artists: Apply now for the Pine Needles residency program

Enhancing scientific understanding through art.

Minnesota wetland (BWSR)
Thursday, December 20, 2018

The right wetlands can work wonders for clean water

Determining which ones hold the most runoff provides a chance to target restoration efforts.

Scene from Tombeaux
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Computer game with Research Station roots offers players first-person perspective on river history

The entertaining and educational experience created by a past artist-in-residence takes players on a trip through time, exploring connections between people and the river.

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.

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.


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