River Watch

More than Water Quality Monitoring

Since its inception in 1995, the Red River Basin River Watch program has grown to include a wide variety of hands-on opportunities for area youth.

Program Info
River Watch Forum

Annual gathering of all River Watch teams, including relevant speakers and activities in water resource-related fields

River Watch Forum
Macroinvertebrate Sampling

In-stream monitoring and assessment of biological communities living in our local streams.

Macroinvertebrate Sampling
River Explorers

An opportunity for River Watch teams to kayak local streams, allowing a unique persepective of watershed health, recreation, and wildlife.

Story Maps
Water Quality Sampling

Ongoing data collection since 1995. Data contribute to state water quality assessments and provide a hands-on science experience.

WQ Database

Diverse, hands-on experiences

2017 Judges’ Choice: 1st

Larimore, ND

The Larimore River Watch team’s Turtle River watershed education lesson earned top honors at the 2017 Forum. Delivered to local 4th grade students, it was innovatve and effective! Check out their video by clicking the photo.

2017 Judges Choice: 2nd

Hawley, MN

Hawley’s Buffalo River watershed education lesson, delivered to a local 3rd grade classroom, is best experienced by hearing the report Hawley’s own River Watch News Network! Check out their video by clicking the photo.

2017 Judges’ Choice: T-3rd

Stephen-Argyle, MN

The Stephen-Argyle River Watch team taught local 4th grade students about their very own Tamarac River watershed. Check out their video by clicking the photo.

2017 Judges’ Choice: T-3rd

Minto, ND

Minto’s River Watch team created a unique Forest River watershed “tour” packed with fun activities for their local 4th grade class. Check out their video by clicking the photo.