Wisconsin Point field trip wraps up the River Talk season

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

May 3, 2021The River Talk series wraps up for the season with a field trip on Wisconsin Point at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. Participants will meet at parking lot #5 at the far end of the point near the shipping canal and lighthouse. Thomas Howes, natural resources manager for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, will lead the outing entitled, “Ojibwe connection … Read More

St. Louis River tourism and new water trail talk

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

April 3, 2021The next River Talk will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. “Discovering the magic of the estuary: Bringing tourists to the St. Louis River,” will feature Nikky Farmakes, director of marketing and social media for the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and Travel Superior, and Kris Eilers, executive director of the St. Louis River Alliance. Farmakes will provide … Read More

A River of Poems

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

February 22, 2021The next River Talk will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. (Central Time) Wednesday, March 3. During “A River of Poems,” a dozen poets from around the world and across the country will read their powerful, provocative and beautiful poems about rivers – the St. Louis River or others. This event is free and open to the public. Come experience a … Read More

Coastal wetlands: Dynamic ecosystems of Lake Superior

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

December 30, 2020The next River Talk will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Kelly Beaster and Reed Schwarting with the Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will present, “Coastal wetlands: Dynamic ecosystems of Lake Superior.” Beaster and Schwarting have spent the past five years monitoring the health of local wetlands along Lake Superior, including those in … Read More

Deterring geese on the St. Louis River to protect wild rice

April 29, 2020The River Talk series is changing format for the final talk for this academic year. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, via Zoom, Sam Hansen, former undergraduate research fellow with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, will present, “Deterring Geese on the St. Louis River to Protect Wild Rice.” Northern wild rice, native to the St. … Read More

River Talk Series Postponed

Distant view of St. Louis River Estuary

March 30, 2020The River Talk series is postponed until further notice due to concerns to our speakers and guests related to the COVID-19 virus. This series of informal talks about the St. Louis River Estuary relies heavily on audience participation. The states of Wisconsin and Minnesota are advising people to remain home. Postponing the talks better suits the series’ interactive … Read More