Meet some of our lake and stream monitoring volunteers who help us gather valuable information about the health of our water resources. At the MPCA, we use this data to make decisions on watershed protection and restoration. For some lakes and streams, data collected by volunteers are the only data available, making this work indispensable.
Joan Redig's interest in conservation is reflected on her rural Houston County property. Now she monitors Paradise Valley Stream for MPCA's volunteer water monitoring program.
Volunteer water monitoring runs deep for the Berg family in Becker County; they've been involved for more than three decades.
Beth LaVigne, a long-time volunteer stream monitor in Duluth, provides important data about Tischer Creek. She also incorporates her monitoring work into her classroom work as a professor of education.