2018 River Watch Forum

River Watch in Action!

The 2018 River Watch Forum was held February 7, 2018 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. We challenged each team to develop a unique service project which benefited their local river in some way. Team resources, Forum materials, and video submissions can be found below.

Forum Materials

View the keynote presentation, agenda, and program brochure.

Program AgendaProgram BrochureBrad Durick Keynote Presentation
Team Resources

All necessary materials for this year’s challenge.

Team ChallengeJudging RubricKick-Off Presentation
2018 Judges’ Choice: 1st

Minto, ND

Minto’s River Watch team took home top honors at the #riverwatch18 Forum for their community engagement and water stewardship activities in the Forest River Watershed. Click their team photo to view their video, which covers plans to improve recreational access and the Halloween trail event they hosted this past fall.

2018 Judges’ Choice: 2nd

Norman Co. East, MN

The NCE River Watch team worked with a local conservation club to build wood duck boxes and plan to educate 8th grade students about water stewardship behaviors. NCE took home second place in the Judges’ Choice category; view their video by clicking their team photo.

2018 Judges’ Choice: 3rd

Larimore, ND

The Larimore River Watch team took home third place in the #riverwatch18 Judges’ Choice category for their community-wide water stewardship expo and elementary fun day. Check out their video by clicking their team photo.

2018 Managers’ Choice

Campbell-Tintah, MN

The Campbell-Tintah River Watch team took home this year’s Managers’ Choice Award for the community paddle event they held on the Rabbit River this past September. Check out their video by clicking their team photo.

River Watch Team Photos and Videos

Team photos and video submissions (if provided) from teams in attendance at the #riverwatch18 Forum.


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East Grand Forks Sacred Heart

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Grand Forks Schroeder Middle School

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Kittson County Central

Marshall County Central

Red Lake

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Red Lake County Central

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Red Lake Falls

Stephen Argyle Central

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2018 River Watch Forum Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations and entities for supporting this year’s event:

The Nature Conservancy
Moore Engineering
Greater Grand Fork Convention and Visitors Bureau-American Crystal Sugar-Houston Engineering, Inc.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (DL)-Buffalo-Red River WD-ND Department of Health-Sand Hill River WD-Vogel Law Firm
Widseth Smith Nolting-HDR Engineering-Paul Swenson-Jay Leitch