The 17th annual St. Louis River-River Watch Congress will be held at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The River Watch Congress is a forum for people to share information, celebrate accomplishments, and learn more about the St. Louis River. Over 150 students from area schools, teachers, environmental professionals, and other interested people will participate in the event at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
This year’s River Watch Congress is a collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa “We Are Water” event. We Are Water Minnesota will explore the connections between the humanities and water as well as listen to stories from the Fond du Lac community about what water means to them. Visitors will reflect on these local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories.
This year the River Watch Congress is moving to a new location at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth. This location offers exciting interactive workshops incorporating aquarium exhibits and the shoreline of Lake Superior
Representatives from the Minnesota Sea Grant, 1854 Treaty Authority, We Are Water, 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.
For more information, contact Courtney Kowalczak, River Watch Director, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 218-879-0862.

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