Recreation and Water Safety Program

Minnesota Sea Grant's Recreation and Water Safety Program is home to projects that help keep Minnesotans and visitors safe in and around Lake Superior.

The goal of this project is to help prevent future drownings in the St. Louis River Estuary by characterizing, forecasting, and increasing public awareness of drowning hotspots, which are locations where drowning has occurred or that pose high drowning risks.

History, prevention, kits, rescue, field treatment and more about hypothermia.

This ice-in and ice-out clock is a bit of science fun to show you how to estimate when a body of water like a lake is likely to freeze or thaw.

The website is to help recreational paddlers select launch sites and avoid dangerous encounters with commercial ship traffic in the Duluth-Superior area of Lake Superior.