Friends of the Station

Friends of the Station

In 1996, the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station was founded to provide an additional level of public interaction and support for the research station. Members are invited to special Friends-only events which feature behind-the-scenes introductions to the research, scientists and activities at the station or in the St. Croix watershed.

Although grants and contracts support the cost of many research projects, these funds do not cover the ongoing costs of running the programs of the research station. Contributions from the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station are an important source of support to help us meet current operating expenses and grow our programs and facilities.

New members of the Friends are welcome at any time; memberships begin at $50 annually. For more information on joining the Friends of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, contact Alaina Fedie at (651) 433-5953, or complete and mail this membership form.

Recent Friends Events

A Farewell Celebration honoring Sharon Mallman (with Goats!)
St. Croix Watershed Research Station staff

In the wake of receding glaciers: A lifetime of science at Glacier Bay, Alaska
Dr. Daniel Engstrom
St. Croix Watershed Research Station

A spotlight on science: Thorns, cores and colors
St. Croix Watershed Research Station staff and Artist at Pine Needles Karlyn Eckman

Wild rice and sulfate pollution: Seeking new answers for Minnesota’s lakes and rivers
Dr. Ed Swain
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

An evening on the prairie: Celebrating art and friends
St. Croix Watershed Research Station staff and Artists at Pine Needles

Nature’s calendar: How climate change is altering plant and animal phenology
Dr. Rebecca Montgomery
Dept. of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota

Big secrets from small habitats in the Great Lakes
Dr. Mark Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

The outsized role of large lakes
Dr. Robert Sterner, Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota-Duluth

In Praise of Pollinators and Prairies: A Day at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Vera Krischuk, Dr. Karl Foord, University of Minnesota and Scientists from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Bald Eagle nestlings: How cool birds can reveal our nasty habits
Bill Route, Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, National Park Service

Honey bee health care
Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota

Views of Cuba: A land and culture revealed
Carrol Henderson, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Dr. Daniel Engstrom, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Archaeology on the St. Croix: New Investigations of the Sheffield Site
Ed Fleming, Science Museum of Minnesota

PechaKucha on the St. Croix?
Jim Almendinger, Mark Edlund, Dan Engstrom and Shawn Schottler, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Is it too late to act? Asian Carp swim into the Twin Cities
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Are we losing our Great Lakes?
Dr. Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service and Dr. Mark Edlund, SCWRS

Rain Forest Research in New Guinea's final frontier
Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota

What's Buzzing at the research station: An exploration of insect life in 3 different habitats
Ron Lawrenz, Toben Lafrancois and Len Ferrington (SCWRS, and University of Minnesota)

Treasures of the Lost Gorge: An Urban River's Redemption
Mike Davis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The River we have Wrought: Two Centuries of Human Impact on Water Quality in the Upper Mississippi River
Dr. Daniel Engstrom, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Cultural and Environmental Change in the Northern Mississippi Valley, ca. A.D. 700-1300
Dr. Ronald Schirmer, Minnesota State University Mankato

St. Croix Watershed Research Station Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, Sept.19, 2009
party and auction

Windstorms, Fire and Climate Change: Forest Change in the BWCA
Dr. Peter Reich, University of Minnesota

Tracking Curiosity: Minnesota to Antartica
Kathleen Heideman, Artist at Pine Needles

Climate Change in the Western Great Lakes: Evidence and Implications
Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota

Explore Spring Creek
Guided by Scientists of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Energy and Biofuels
Clarence Lehman, University of Minnesota

Minnesotan Ice: The style and history of glaciation in Minnesota
Carrie Jennings, Minnesota Geological Survey

From Madagascar to Microscopes: breathing life into dinosaur bones
Kristi Curry Rogers, Science Museum of Minnesota

Paddling in Mongolia
Mark Edlund and Jim Almendinger, SCWRS