The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is going to be focusing a lot of attention on the watersheds bordering Ontario.
For the next two years, crews will be gathering data from the Lower Rainy River, Rainy Lake and Rapid River watersheds.
Project Manager Michael Kennedy says it's part of a four year project to study the health of the watersheds.
Kennedy says the data will help them identify any issues, possible solutions and who may play a part in keeping the waters clean.
Monitoring crews will be looking at things like fish, bugs as well as conventional pollutants such as algae, sediment and phosporus.
(Photo courtesy Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)