Twin Ports Freshwater Folk

Aerial view of Minnesota's Twin Ports, St. Louis River Estuary, and Lake Superior.

Aerial view of the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, including the St. Louis River Estuary (foreground) and the western arm of Lake Superior.

Image credit: University of Minnesota Duluth

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk (TPFF) is an informal gathering of people from the Twin Ports who are engaged in freshwater research, policy, or regulation issues, for networking, informal discussion, and a seminar. Attendees include researchers, managers, communicators, and  community members interested in freshwater science.  Meetings (currently virtual) take place on the first Wednesday of every month. At each meeting attendees first network in facilitated discussion groups then hear from our invited speaker(s).

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Project description

The Twin Ports Freshwater Folk (TPFF) is an informal gathering of people from the Twin Ports who are engaged in freshwater research, policy, or regulation issues, for networking, informal discussion, and a seminar. Meetings (currently virtual) take place on the first Wednesday of every month. At each meeting attendees first network in facilitated discussion groups then hear from our invited speaker(s).  The Twin Ports Freshwater Folk (TPFF) is an informal gathering of people from the Twin Ports who are engaged in freshwater research, policy, or regulation issues, for networking, informal discussion, and a seminar. What have we done lately? TPFF continues to hold monthly meetings. Since 2019, TPFF gatherings have moved to a virtual format which has allowed us to expand our audience.

Why Minnesota Sea Grant?

Minnesota Sea Grant supports freshwater research and acknowledges the need to communicate research to the broader community and respond quickly to the community’s changing research needs.

Twin Port Freshwater Folk is one venue through which Minnesota Sea Grant and our Partners facilitate two-way research communication. Our seminars often cover research relevant to our coastal communities, but also include community members, communicators, and managers detailing new strategies or needs for resource management, environmental outreach, or community engagement around freshwater issues.

What have we done lately?

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk meets monthly.

Interested in attending? Subscribe to receive notifications about upcoming Twin Ports Freshwater folk events

Have a speaker and/or topic suggestion for a future TPFF meeting? Let us know using this Google form.

Participants & Audience

Researchers, students, managers, communicators, and community members are all welcome to join Twin Ports Freshwater Folk meetings. 

Funding

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk sponsors include:

  • Minnesota Sea Grant
  • US EPA Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • UMD Large Lakes Observatory
  • UMD Natural Resources Research Institute