Tweets from the seats: Highlights of the 31st annual St. Croix River Research Rendezvous

Read real-time updates as presenters shared study findings and looked back at legacy of science and stewardship.




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More than 100 people attended to hear presentations by researchers and others studying and working to preserve the St. Croix River. (Greg Seitz)

Scientists, government agency staff, land and water managers, interested citizens, and more filled Warner Nature Center’s large classroom on Tuesday for another symposium on St. Croix River science.

The day was reflective and bittersweet, as it would be the last such gathering in the space, with Warner closing its doors at the end of the week, and a lengthy closure ahead while the Manitou Fund devises its future.

Held every October since 1989, the St. Croix River Research Rendezvous is organized by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, of the Science Museum of Minnesota. It lets people working in and studying the St. Croix River and its watershed share findings, ask questions, and discuss a wide range of subjects, from wildlife to water quality.

This year had that, as well as a series of retrospective presentations that looked back at the history of studying, managing, and protecting the St. Croix River, from people who were leaders in those efforts.

Here are a lot of tweets posted during the presentations. It may not be an ideal format for extended reading, but hopefully gives a flavor of the day.



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Tweets from the seats: Highlights of the 31st annual St. Croix River Research Rendezvous