What's Up at ECR

ECR Summer Water Project Continues to Make Waves

Students helping with Early Detection Baseline Monitoring on White Iron Lake

Crayfish Trapping on the Burntside River

Collecting Water Samples on Shagawa Lake

Spiny Water Flea Plankton Tow on White Iron Chain of Lakes

Since 2016, ECR has been actively involved in collecting data in order to prevent the introduction or limit the spread of aquatic invasive species in Lake County. Because of the AIS grant through Lake County, ECR has been able to continue working on outreach and education, early detection and monitoring as well as partnering with community members and organizations such as: Lake and St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District, WICOLA, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) in St. Paul. 

In summer of 2023, we had two very dedicated high school students who helped with this variety of tasks:

We also have four middle school students who helped monitor six different sites along the Shagawa and Kawishiwi River. Keeping track of water temperature, water clarity, recreation suitability and stream levels.

We're looking forward to more adventures with Water in the future!