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Friend or foe? Water plants and woody debris in shallow water with Greg Sass

Clouds in the blue sky and trees reflect on water
Itasca Waters

The nonprofit organization Itasca Waters is presenting "Practical Water Wisdom," a monthly speaker series that seeks to offer scientific insight and practical advice for protecting the waters in northern Minnesota.

ITASCA COUNTY — Gregory Sass is a fisheries research team leader with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

This month, he hosted “Water Plants and Woody Debris in Shallow Water: Friend or Foe?” for Itasca Waters, focusing on critical habitats and fishery sustainability.

He joined Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Morning Show on Feb. 28.

Water Plants & Woody Habitat - Friend or Foe? | Water Wisdom Series

As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.
Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.