The Strange Case of Rattlesnake Ridge

There are few things that are certain in life, big or small. Big like the stock market, trade deals, and elections. Small like, well . . . that all depends on your perspective. A change in a school… Read More

2017 Network Milestones

As a new year begins, and we take time to set new goals and resolutions, we would also like to take a moment and recognize the great work of our network initiatives in 2017. Each initiative is taking… Read More

Network Impact 2020 Initiatives and Capacity Building

The North Central Region Water Network is pleased to announce the North Central Region Water Network Impact 2020 Initiatives and Capacity Building Initiatives for 2018.  Thanks to the Network Leadership Team, Regional Administrative Council, and initiative leads for… Read More

New lecture series named for renowned aquatic biologist

Date: March 29, 2017 Source: Eric Larson, 217-300-3197, News writer: Debra Levey Larson, 217-244-2880, URBANA, Ill. – What makes a stream or river healthy? In the years following the growth of the environmental movement in the… Read More

Water as an Economic Good

By: Rebecca Power In today’s world, communication in the public sphere is not for the faint of heart. Communicating about how we value and manage water is no different. One of the practices that critical thinkers and effective… Read More

Water Rocks! Education Summit, an Overwhelming Success!

In November, Water Rocks! hosted the Multi-State Youth Water Education Summit for non-traditional educators. This two-day Summit, hosted at Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa, brought together more than twenty educators from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota. Winner… Read More

Spiny Water Fleas, a Cautionary Tale

By: Rebecca Power   My home watershed is Lake Wingra, Yahara Watershed, Dane County, Wisconsin. Sometime right around 2009, the spiny water flea was found in Lake Mendota, a part of the chain of rivers and lakes in… Read More

12th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group of more than 400 people from throughout the Great Lakes region to attend the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. The conference provides a 3-day forum for participants… Read More

Extension Programs Host Land Use and Management Practices to Enhance Water Quality Workshop; Curriculum Available for Use

Fargo, North Dakota –In the Northern Great Plains, livestock production and watershed management often go hand in hand. If not managed properly, this combination can lead to water contaminated with harmful bacteria.  This is the issue Miranda Meehan,… Read More

Stormwater Practices and Maintenance Core Course

VIEW COURSE HERE Project Contact: Shahram Missaghi, PhD Extension Educator, University of Minnesota 952-221-1333 Human activity on the landscape has drastically changed the natural hydrologic cycle by concentrating much of the output into surface water as excessive runoff…. Read More