Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Program

Dune grass, Lake Superior, Duluth on far shore, blue sky, clouds
View of Lake Superior and Duluth through dune grass and pine trees along Minnesota Point. Image credit: M. Thoms

The United States manages millions of square miles of coastal ecosystems that support a variety of recreational, commercial, and subsistence activities. Sea Grant helps residents, natural resource managers, business, and state and local governments protect and restore healthy coastal habitats for continued ecosystem and public well-being.

Minnesota Sea Grant supports the Habitattitude, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!, and CD3 campaigns to slow and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

By following the practical advice in this guide, people working on ditches can solve ongoing and irritating maintenance issues while protecting lakes and streams.

On April 14, 2022, the University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program hosted a one-day, virtual workshop with the goal of generating ideas and partnerships leading to targeted and impactful rese

The goal of this project is to determine if small-scale removal of invasive, hybrid cattails can improve abundance and diversity of plants and fish on Minnesota lakeshores.

RSPT's mission is to protect and enhance the region's shared water resources through stormwater pollution prevention by providing coordinated educational programs and technical assistance.

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk is an informal gathering of people from the Twin Ports who are engaged in freshwater research, policy, and/or regulation issues.

The Wild Rice Field Guide is designed to support field crews who monitor wild rice, known to the Anishinaabeg as manoomin,  populations.