Coastal Communities and Land Use Videos

Green Roof at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

David Yount, Green Sanctuary Committee Member at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, comments on the installation and use of a green roof.


Hypothermia Information (Stayin Alive)

In this comical video from the Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, tips on how to prevent hypothermia are offered as viewers watch an individual take "the polar bear plunge" for a charity event. This very funny video is juxtaposed with the very serious condition called hypothermia, which is not to be taken lightly.

Hypothermia occurs when the bodys core temperature falls below its normal level of 98.6F to 95F or cooler.

To find out more about hypothermia and how you can prevent it, view Minnesota Sea Grant's hypothermia page at: www.seagrant.umn.edu/coastal_communities/hypothermia


Minnesota Wild Rice

Wild rice really isn't rice at all, but a reed-like aquatic grass. It's grown commercially in a number of states but Minnesota's Native Americans have a long history harvesting wild rice. The America's Heartland Series is produced by KVIE Television, a PBS affiliate.


Pervious Concrete and Rain Gardens at Energy Plus

John Bergstrom, owner of Energy Plus in Hermantown, Minnesota, comments on the installation and use of pervious concrete and a rain garden at his business.


Pervious Pavers at Diamond Vogel Paints

Paul Reinier, manager of Diamond Vogel Paints in Duluth, Minnesota, comments on installation and use of pervious pavers at the paint store.


Pervious Pavement at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Mindy Granley, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Minnesota Duluth, comments on installation and use of pervious pavement at UMD.


Rain Gardens at Home

Rich Melvin, homeowner in Lakeside neighborhood, comments on installation and use of rain gardens at his home.


Rain Gardens at Lake County Courthouse

Wayne Seidel, Lake County Extension and Soil and Water Conservation District (retired), comments on installation and use of rain gardens at the Lake County Courthouse.


Rip Current Dangers
(Lakes & Streams 101)

Jesse Schomberg, Coastal Communities and Land Use Planning Educator with Minnesota Sea Grant, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about rip currents in the Great Lakes and safety precautions that Great Lakes beach goers should know.


Rip Currents in the Great Lakes

There are rip currents in the Great Lakes. Know how to escape these narrow channels of water. For more information, visit Minnesota Sea Grant's Rip Currents page.


Rip Current off of a Lake Superior Beach

On July 20, about a half dozen people were rescued from a rip current that formed along Park Point beach.


Spring & Stormwater Run-off in Duluth, Minnesota

Minnesota Sea Grant's Research Director, Dr. Valerie Brady, and Coastal Communities Extension Educator, Jesse Schomberg, were interviewed on KBJR-TV, discussing spring and stormwater run-off and how it affects local streams. Brady and Schomberg met with reporter Matt Standal at Lester River in Duluth on Friday, March 26, 2010.


Water Run-off & You (Lakes & Streams 101)

Cynthia Hagley, Environmental Quality Extension Educator with Minnesota Sea Grant, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about water run-off and the importance of citizen intervention with rain barrels and water gardens.


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