River Watch enhances watershed understanding and awareness for tomorrow’s decision-making through direct hands-on, field-based experiential watershed science. Schools throughout the Red River of the North Basin participate in a variety of unique and innovative watershed engagement opportunities suited to their school, community, and watershed needs.
Schools participate in:
Water Quality Monitoring
Annual River Watch Forum
River Watch Teams visit assigned monitoring sites several times a year and then submit their data into our database. Explore data across years and sites at river.watch.River Watch Database
IWI utilizes continuous monitoring stations designed by Stroud Research Center to collect data every five minutes. Explore sites and data at monitormywatershed.org.Monitor My Watershed
IWI and MPCA host an annual training to ensure a high standard of data quality in the Red River Basin.Training Materials
2020: 20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
The 2020 Forum took place through a series of videos due to the cancellation of the in-person event. Take a look at the videos, project submissions, and forum winners.2020 Forum Recap
2019: DATA DRIVEN PROBLEM SOLVING
The 2019 River Watch Forum will be held February 27 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND.2019 Forum Recap
2018: RIVER WATCH IN ACTION!
The 2018 River Watch Forum was held February 7 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. Look back at team video submissions and resources from the day.2018 Forum Recap
PAST FORUM ARCHIVE
Access posters and videos submitted by our schools from 2012 to present.Forum Archive