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 prevent future drownings in the St. Louis River Estuary by characterizing, forecasting, and increasing public awareness of drowning hotspots (locations where an increasing amount of drowning incidents have occurred or that pose high drowning risks) and conditions in the estuary.

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

This ice-in and ice-out widget 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.