The Brainerd, Minn.,-based Mississippi Headwaters Board has shared a video feature on the 2017 BASS College Championships, hosted by Bemidji State University on Lake Bemidji in August 2017. The video gives an overview of the tournament and also looks at steps taken during the tournament to support water conservation and prevent the spread of invasive species.
The board, formed in 1980, works to “protect and preserve the first 400 miles of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.” Mandated by state statute, it works to enhance and protect the waters in an eight-county area surrounding Bemidji. It helps to protect the river through cooperative land use planning in conjunction with the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. The board promotes water quality monitoring, education and stewardship activities for shoreland property owners, and embraces the efforts of local citizens, students and government groups who work together to protect the river in their community.
Learn more at mississippiheadwaters.org.