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Minnesota Sea Grant achieved college status in 1985 and is based at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to facilitate interaction among the public and scientists to enhance communities, the environment and economies along Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters by identifying information needs, fostering research, and communicating results.

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Minnesota Sea Grant by the Numbers

2018 (pdf)

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MINNESOTA RESULTED IN*

$18.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

7000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

14300

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

200

RESOURCE MANAGERS USED EBM APPROACHES

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts. EBM = Ecosystem-based management of land, water and living resources as a result of Sea Grant activities.

Minnesota Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Minnesota Stories and News

Great Lakes Resurgence

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Great Lakes Resurgence

Cleanup efforts bring life to local waterfronts

Revitalization breaks through in this photo essay from National Geographic photographer Peter Essick, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, demonstrating the renewed majesty of the Great Lakes.

 Take a visual tour of the restoration and resurgence of Great Lakes tributaries that were designated as Areas of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These tributaries were pinpointed due to significant pollution and habitat problems, but with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Areas of Concern are getting cleaned up and habitat is being restored.

An ecological investment is bringing life back to the aquatic environment. Tourism, recreation, and development are returning to the basin’s rivers, harbors, and lakes.

Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

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Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Sea Grant programs in the Great Lakes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are teaming up to raise awareness about cost-sharing programs available through the Great Lakes Legacy Act for sediment cleanup efforts. A new video and social media campaign explain. 

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

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Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs along with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management and many tribal and local partners are working together to increase community awareness about the cultural and ecological importance of native wild rice. 

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