The always popular “Ask An Expert” free webinars are an excellent way to learn about  our watershed and how we work together to protect the well-being of our waters and lands . Our expert speakers provide a wealth of knowledge and this is a great chance to connect directly with them.

Seminars consisted of expert presentations followed by a Q&A opportunity.  


May 15
1:00 p.m. CDT

Megan Garner National Hydrologic Service - Environment and Climate Change Canada
Maria Jawaid Environment and Climate Change Canada
Alexandra Lavictoire Lake of the Woods Control Board
Abby Moore US Army Corps of Engineers
Teika Newton Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation / International Joint Commission

Who's Who in the Watershed

Join our panel of colleagues who work with government agencies in Canada and the US as we walk you through who's who and what we all do to assist with water governance and management across the huge, complex international Rainy – Lake of the Woods watershed.

June 5
1:00 p.m. CDT

Chris Herc Grand Council Treaty #3 Territorial Planning Unit
Ashley Hoffmeister, Luc Boucha, Emilia Mastromatteo & Tessa Penner Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association 
Amanda Weberg Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and Monitoring

Join us as we dig into at efforts underway across the watershed to identify, monitor and respond to aquatic invasive species. 

September 11 
1:00 p.m. CDT

Dr. Leif Olmanson University of Minnesota
Dr. Scott Higgins IISD-Experimental Lakes Area
Dr. Clare Nelligan

Climate Change in our Basin

Join three experts who use a variety of technologies and tools to document current and paleoecological climate change trends and impacts in our area. 

November 8
1:00 p.m. CDT

Shane Bowe Red Lake Department of Natural Resources Water Resources Program
Dr. Adam Heathcote Science Museum of Minnesota
Anna Baker USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Review of the 2023 Field Season for Rainy - Lake of the Woods

As the 2023 summer field season winds down, we'll take a look at some of the projects undertaken by some of the agencies around the basin. 

November 27
1:00 p.m. CST

Teika Newton International Watershed Coordinator
Amanda Bell USGS

Review of the 2023 International Watershed Coordination Program

This year-end retrospective will recap the work done by watershed partners in 2023 and set the stage for what's to come in the year ahead.