The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is celebrating three years of research, according to a release. Officials at the reserve say they’ve made strides in providing technical research and support in their stewardship area.
In its first three years, the organization has worked on the St. Louis River to set up a system of monitoring stations that collect water quality data every 15 minutes. Along with a weather station, these stations look to aid in understanding the effects of climate change on the river.
The reserve has aimed to expand educational opportunities in its stewardship area by directing funding from NOAA grants to support education on the Lake Superior Watershed. It is also planning a new laboratory and offices on Barkers Island.
Image: Coast of Lake Superior (Credit: Richie Diesterheft, Wikimedia Commons)