Headwaters Science Center Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG): Otter Tail River Watershed Stream Sampling

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,028
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Headwaters Science Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
January 2018
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,028
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.50
Project Overview

This project will conduct water quality monitoring at 12 stream sampling sites. The sites will be monitored for chemical, physical, and bacteriological parameters over a two year time-period. The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) will be the lead agency and arrange volunteer cooperation from Trek North, Bemidji, Perham and/or Detroit Lakes High School students and their instructors. The HSC project lead will be responsible for oversight and full compliance to MPCA protocols. This project is a continuation of HSC's 18 year involvement in the RiverWatch program where High School students have an opportunity to become involved in actual resource management projects so that they can become acquainted with work done by environmental scientists while learning to be overall better stewards of our state of Minnesota's land and water.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Joy
Organization Name
Headwaters Science Center
Street Address
413 Beltrami Avenue NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 444-4472