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  What's New in 1999

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November 10, 1999
All 5 of the RUSS units have been taken off of the lakes. Some (or all) of them will be replaced as soon as possible after the lakes are frozen.

Lake Removal Date
Ice Lake 11/3/1999
Lake Independence 11/4/1999
Grindstone Lake 11/8/1999
Halsteds Bay 11/10/1999
West Upper 11/10/1999


October 21, 1999
WOW's new web site was launched. Updated lessons and a user driven data section are among the changes. Please take a look at the new site, however, if you need the previous version, we still have it active, http://wow.nrri.umn.edu/original. (note: data in the orginial version is not being updated.)

September 2, 1999
WOW curriculum developer Jon Rowe, Grand Rapids High School biology teacher was recently named one of two Minnesota Forest Educators of the Year. Lt. Governor Mae Schunk presented the award to Jon because of his commitment to giving students hands-on exposure to the environment through tree identification and forest soils analysis lessons, among many other activities. For 18 years, Jon has sponsored Future Farmers of America forestry teams that have competed at the state level. Congratulations Jon!

August 30, 1999
Bruce Munson gets new digs! For Fall Semester 1999, Bruce Munson, the grand Pooh Bah of WOW, is spending a sabbatical at the WOW Complex at NRRI. He says he needs the peace and quiet to think and write; we think he just wants to be able to hassle Rich and George more easily. Give Bruce a welcome call at his new number: 720-4307.

August 6, 1999
WOW's third RUSS is put on Grindstone Lake.   July 27, 1999

Eurasian Water Milfoil is found in Ice Lake by Justin Watkins and Al Waller of ISWCD.

June 8, 1999
The WOW team receives the University of Minnesota's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Innovation Award! One of 8 awards given across the University, the award recognizes advances in linking advanced technology to education. Accepting the award for the team were Bruce Munson, Cindy Hagley, and George Host. To prove looks aren't everything, check out this picture of them receiving the award.April 30, 1999

The Ice Lake RUSS is back. Ice off this year was 4/9/99.

April 22, 1999
RUSS returns to Lake Independence (ice off was 3/29/99). Two new RUSSs were also placed on Halsteds and West Upper bays of Lake Minnetonka as part of our new EMPACT Project with Hennepin Parks. 
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