The fifteenth annual St. Louis River-River Watch Congress will be held at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The River Watch Congress is a forum for people to share information, celebrate accomplishments, and learn more about the St. Louis River. Over 180 students from area schools, teachers, environmental professionals, and other interested people will participate in the event on the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus.
The schedule of activities includes hands-on demonstrations and presentations by local professionals. Representatives from the Minnesota Sea Grant, Natural Resources Research Institute, Swiftwater Adventures, Cloquet Forestry Center, Esko Schools, Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve, Thirteen Moons, and Fond du Lac Resources Management will join local environmental educators in presenting information related to the habitat, water quality, and fauna of the St. Louis River watershed region.
The focus of this year’s River Watch Congress is on what citizens can do to be good stewards of northeastern Minnesota’s natural resources. Topics will include how the composition of our local forests, flooding, and invasive species has affected our fish populations, wild rice crops, and regional ecology.
The event is open to the public and admission to the presentations and exhibits is free. For more information, contact Courtney Kowalczak, River Watch Director, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 218-879-0862.