Jonathan Geisenhof is being recognized for his dedication throughout the summer of 2007, aiding in the collection of water samples for the Nokasippi Watershed.
Geisenhof, 14, is an eighth-grade student at Forestview Middle School. He was asked to assist Mervin Eisel in sampling in the southern Brainerd area near where he lives. The samples collected by volunteers are sent to a laboratory and tested for E. coli bacteria, phosphorus levels and the amount of total suspended solids.
Along with collecting samples, Geisenhof's responsibilities were to describe appearance, stream stage estimations, transparency and give any comments on the condition of the area being observed. Geisenhof's dedication was evident with consistent sampling and recorded observations.
Jonathan Geisenhof accepted an award certificate and gift from Carol Crust, chair person of the Nokasippi Watershed Group, for his volunteer work in 2007.
The Nokasippi Watershed's goal is to create a baseline of water quality data in the lakes and rivers within the watershed. The watershed covers 146,000 acres from Clearwater Lake to Ft. Ripley. If you are interested in being a part of this ongoing project, contact Carol Crust at 829-1663.
Unlimited Learning involved in Minnesota sesquicentennial
Unlimited Learning will present the first interactive television course for adults in the Crosby Area - and prepare participants for Minnesota's 150th birthday May 11th with a look at Minnesota's past.
On eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mary Lewrenz, University of Minnesota-Duluth professor emeritus, will guide us through a history of Minnesota from the coming of the first Europeans to the present. The class will meet at Crosby-Ironton High School.
Areas covered will include the Dakota conflict; Minnesota's role in the Civil War; the importance of the Mississippi, St. Croix, Minnesota, and Red rivers; the building of railroads; and the waves of immigrants.
Fees for the course: Unlimited Learning members, no charge; non-members, $40. Scholarships are available. Class size is limited to 15 participants. To register, call Gerry Altonen (218-546-5789).
The course is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center.
For further information on this and other programs, contact Larry Foote (218-678-3034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ). Visit the Unlimited Learning web site at www.ci.k12.mn.us and select the community education link.
Club to explore wines of South Africa
AITKIN - The Northern Lights Wine Club will present a class on the wines of South Africa at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Beanery Internet Cafe at 209 Minnesota Ave. N. in Aitkin.
Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
South Africa natives Roy Goslin and Dianne Ferrandi of Z Wines USA will present their unique collection of wines from South Africa.
A small assortment of appetizers will be served.
For more information, visit www.northernlightswine.com or www.zwinesusa.com or call the Beanery Internet Cafe at (218) 927-7811 or Ross Otto at (218) 343-4410.
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