Extension Column

Our December 2022 extension column is by MNSG Resilience Extension Educator Madison Rodman and highlights Minnesota Sea Grant’s work on the One Block at a Time project.

The November extension column is by Great Lakes Sea Grant Transportation Extension Educator Kelsey Prihoda. Embodying Sea Grant’s long-standing nationwide role to bring science together with communities for solutions that work, Minnesota Sea Grant is working to provide outreach, community engagement, and research on hazardous material transport in the Great Lakes.

The October extension column is by Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator John Bilotta

Stormwater best management practices established through research are used to prevent and minimize impact to local water resources. The sediment traps, forebays, infiltration basins, rock inlets and other practices (shown in the June 2022 photo above) manage stormwater runoff from this parking lot adjacent to Bassett Creek in Minneapolis.  They slow the runoff by controlling its release and promoting infiltration into the soil and minimize the pollutants reaching the creek. Photo credit: J. Bilotta.

This month’s extension column is by Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) undergraduate intern Megan Gilles who writes about a MNSG environmental literacy project designed to teach youth about nature and science in an outdoor setting. 

Our August 2022 Extension Column highlights MNSG's Egg-to-Market Yellow Perch project. Above, two Yellow Perch that are less than 2 inches total length, both appearing to wonder who that good-looking fish is in the reflection. 

Image credit: Kieran Smith/MNSG

Our three-part March Extension Column highlights Minnesota Sea Grant's annual fisheries and aquaculture student awardproject presentations and updates

Image credit: ©kremldepall - stock.adobe.com

Lake Superior water levels came down over the summer of 2021; a welcome sign for many coastal property owners.

Image credit: M. Thoms