On February 22 & 23, 2022, four of our Four Rivers Group field staff members took part in some seriously “cool” and very important ice safety and rescue training. This training helps keep our staff safe when working and supporting environmental monitoring initiatives on frozen lakes and rivers. The group learned to assess ice conditions, performed self rescues as well as practised rescuing their field partner. They tested different scenarios in both protective gear as well as their everyday snowsuits! We are proud of the group for braving the cold waters and learning to be well prepared! The training was facilitated by Boreal River Rescue, in Thunder Bay, ON.