Gordon/St. Croix Flowage Water Testing

Thursday, April 12th we helped gather water quality data with Lorna Wilson of the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage Association.  Caitlin, Dustin and Tyler tested 4 different areas of the lake and took water samples from 2 sites which were sent to Madison for testing.  Each Month Lorna and Roger Wilson do this testing to help the DNR track water quality in the flowage.  The students did a great job as they tested and recorded the dissolved oxygen, temperature and clarity (with a secchi disk).  We’re hoping to do more of this kind of work in the area.

Caitlin and Tyler Taking a Water Sample

Dustin and Lorna using the Secchi Disk

Osprey Platform is up!

The osprey platform built by NorthStar students, for the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage Assoc., has now been placed on a pole and put into place.  Dahlberg Light and Power placed the pole on the north side of the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage in front of the North Shore Resort.

Last summer a wind storm blew down the tree where the former nest was located.  Take a drive by the North Shore and check out the new platform.

Richard Bong WW2 Museum

The Richard Bong Museum in Superior was a big hit with the NorthStar students.  On March 28th, we spent 2 hours at the museum.  A local veteran showed us artifacts from the war and then the students spent some time looking over the exhibits. Before we left we saw a short film about Pearl Harbor.  If you haven’t been to the Bong Museum I’d strongly suggest a visit.

Major Richard I. Bong