Success Stories

March 22nd 2016

Minnesota River Restored

The Knife River is one of the premier cold-water fisheries in Minnesota. Unfortunately, changes to the Knife River watershed have drastically altered its natural hydrology. Extensive logging in the early 20th Century removed many of the area’s coniferous trees, which … Continue reading

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March 15th 2016

Community Action Restores Duluth Streams

Duluth, Minn., has many streams and rivers that provide habitat for fish and wildlife species and eventually flow into Lake Superior. Unfortunately, shoreline development and the degradation of river banks are threatening these aquatic habitats. As riparian buffers have disappeared, … Continue reading

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September 17th 2015

Illinois Beach Restored to Health

A beach in Winthrop Harbor, Ill. near Chicago has been cleaned up thanks to native plants. Vast, open beach space was inviting to gulls which took up residence by the hundreds. Their waste polluted the sand and the water, making … Continue reading

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September 16th 2015

Chicago’s Northerly Island Restored

Northerly Island near downtown Chicago was the site of a former airstrip. The space has been completely transformed to provide habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as a beautiful space for people to visit. The land is close to … Continue reading

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September 15th 2015

Mapping Algal Blooms Combats Future Outbreaks

In normal concentrations, algae are an important component of healthy freshwater systems. When supplied with excessive nutrient levels in water warm enough to promote growth, however, cyanobacteria can multiply out of control to form harmful algal blooms that cause numerous … Continue reading

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