Jesse Anderson of the Minnesotthumb IMG 6248 croppred 640jpgollution Control Agency Receives the Kallemeyn Award for Scientific Achievement

(International Falls, MN and Kenora, ON) March 13, 2019 – Jesse Anderson, Research Scientist with the MPCA, is the 2019 recipient of the Kallemeyn Award, recognizing his outstanding professional achievements and contributions to research and resource management in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed.

The Kallemeyn Award was presented to Jesse by the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation on behalf of the 160 researchers and resource managers from the United States and Canada attending the 2019 International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum in International Falls, MN.

Wilson Stewardship Award Honors Achievements of the Vermilion Lake Association and the Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association

IMG 6282 640(International Falls, MN and Kenora, ON) March 13, 2019 – The Vermilion Lake Association and the Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association were each recipients of the 2019 Wilson Stewardship Award, recognizing their outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed.

The 2019 Wilson Awards were presented to each Association by the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation on behalf of the 160 researchers, resource managers and water stewards from the United States and Canada attending the 2019 International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum in International Falls, MN.

2019Programcvr thumbThe 2019 Forum Program & Abstracts for the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum is now available. March 13 (11 am) to March 14 (4:30 pm) - Rainy River Community College, International Falls, MN. Highlights:

  • Canadian federal science
  • IISD - Experimental Lakes Area studies (reservoirs, nanosilver, mercury and oil / dilbit spills)
  • Minneota's water quality and fisheries assessment of the Rainy River.
  • Ecology of beavers, muskrats, sturgeon recovery and much more!
If you plan to attend Register Now


ijcThe Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board is developing recommendations for water quality and aquatic ecosystem health Objectives and Alerts (advisory triggers) for the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed. Your input is needed.  Opportunities to participate:

  • Public Workshop March 12  from 4:30-6:30 pm in International Falls, MN
  • An on-line webinar for those who are unable to attend the workshop
  • A public workshop in Kenora, Ontario in summer 2019

To attend contact the Project Coordinator, Kelli Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (807) 548-8002 to secure a spot!