We’re working hard to protect our watershed.

Ontario Lake Partner Program

Hundreds of people like you who care about water quality in their own backyards are volunteering their time to collect water quality data across Ontario, many right here in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed.  If you would like to be one of them, read on! The Lake Partner Program is Ontario’s volunteer-based, water-quality monitoring…

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Minnesota Citizen Lake and Stream Monitoring Programs

Minnesotans care about water – citizens from around the state monitor water clarity in streams and lakes and it is really easy to do!  Get to know some of the volunteers near you who take samples and find out how to get involved. Minnesota’s Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP) and Citizen Stream Monitoring Program (CSMP)…

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Koochiching SWCD Rat Root River Sediment Control and Spawning Enhancement Project

Did you ever see the log jams on the Rat Root River?  These jams have caused streambank erosion and deterioration of fish spawning habitat, not to mention loss of navigation – find out how a continued partnership of local agencies hugely improved this situation. The Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club (RLSC), assisted by local Minnesota Dept….

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