Checking beach health virtually

We’ve updated video tutorials and training modules that accompany Virtual Beach, a free Windows software program developed by the U.S. EPA for beach managers to make beach monitoring more timely and cost-effective.

Heading for the St. Louis River? Local groups offer water safety tips

Thanks to pollution remedies and controls combined with habitat restoration, the St. Louis River is cleaner than it has been in decades. Despite these improvements, there are still safety hazards people should consider before recreating. Local partners offer tips for appropriate precautions.

Sea Grant communications director plunges into retirement

Moira Harrington, Wisconsin Sea Grant assistant director for communications, recently announced plans to retire, effective June 14. Rather than tiptoe into the waters of retirement gradually, Harrington will dive right in, making the decision only three months beforehand.

Everyone Can Bird, First of Three Accessible Birding Events

All are invited to attend the first in a series of three free events designed for birders of all skills and abilities. Join “Everyone Can Bird: Spring Migration,” 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 5, at Chambers Grove Park in Duluth, Minnesota.