St. Croix Watershed Research Station

The St. Croix Watershed Research Station is home to a team of scientists who study water around the world. We seek to better understand challenges facing clean water and humanity's relationship with our most precious resource.

Our research provides essential data to improve water quality and reduce pollution of lakes and rivers. We study how land use, climate change, atmospheric deposition, and other factors affect watersheds, thus contributing to scientific understanding of aquatic systems.

Since 1989, these studies have taken us from our home base on the St. Croix River to Mongolia, Alaska, the Arctic, and beyond. The findings regularly inform policy, management, and the public. 

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  • St. Croix Watershed Research Station
    16910 152nd St. N.
    Marine on St. Croix MN 55047

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Research


We have the tools necessary to study lakes and rivers, from boats and field vehicles to high-powered microscopes and analytical instrumentation for environmental chemistry. 

Programs


We have the tools necessary to study lakes and rivers, from boats and field vehicles to high-powered microscopes and analytical instrumentation for environmental chemistry. 

People


Stories: The Lives and Work of Research Scientists

A group of scientists with diverse expertise, meticulous laboratory staff, and a supporting team make it possible for the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to carry out its mission.

Publications


This digital publication hub contains some of the station’s most important research through research reports, journal articles, book sections, fact sheets, and more.

Facilities


The SCWRS houses state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, and collections that are available for use, including a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom log cabin on the banks of the St. Croix.

Science Training and Research Skills (STARS)


The STARS program accomplishes its mission through two main components: immersive high school workshops and mentored internships for college students.

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