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There are events across the state and nationwide that promote the protection and enhancement of water resources. Search below for events in the Twin Cities Metro area and worldwide:

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Voices for the Lakes Essay Contest
February 1, 2010
Use the lakes as your inspiration, in the 2010 Voices for the Lakes Essay contest. Essays should describe a connection with Minnesota’s greatest natural resource – its lakes. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. February 1.

9th Annual Road Salt Symposium
Keeping Our Winter Roads Safe While Protecting Our Waters
February 3, 2010
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul
Freshwater Society, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Fortin Consulting, University of Minnesota LTAP


World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2010
Each year government agencies, NGOs and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits and, in particular, of the Ramsar Convention.


Moos Family Speaker Series on Water Resources
Water Resource Issues
February 22, 2010
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Robert Glennon, Author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Student Center Theater


Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration
February 23-March 25, 2010
University of Minnesota, Katherine E. Nash Gallery
An exhibition of art and related programs that build awareness, provoke action and pose solutions for the need to understand water as a universal human right.

The Freshwater Society will be providing water resource information at the exhibition.


Protecting Our Water – Protecting Our Health
Our Troubled Waters
Saturday, March 6, 2010
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
(Registration/Exhibits at 9:30 a.m.)
Willey Hall, University of Minnesota
225 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis


State Representative Paul Gardner

Kathy Lee, U.S. Geological Survey

David Wallinga, MD, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

Sponsored by: League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Freshwater Society, Clean Water Action, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Healthy Legacy Coalition, League of Women Voters Minnesota, Lake Harriet Methodist Church, Mayflower Congregational Earthwise Committee, Women’s Environmental Institute.

National Ground Water Awareness Week
March 7-13, 2010

About half the U.S. population receives its drinking water from wells! And more than 90 percent of the fresh water in the United States and around the world is ground water. Ground Water Awareness Week spotlights groundwater, as a valuable and renewable resource.


Fix a Leak Week – U.S. EPA WaterSense Program
March 15-21, 2010
Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, 11,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks? By making just a few small changes to your daily routine, you can save a significant amount of water, save money and preserve water supplies for future generations. The WaterSense label will help you identify high-efficiency products and programs.


A Rain Garden For Your Yard – Classroom Session
March 24, 2010

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood

Learn why, where and how to create a rain garden in your yard. Be introduced to the first steps to assessing your own site. Get inspired by the variety of beautiful rain gardens already in your community! Maplewood residents: this class qualifies as a ‘green event’ for participation in the Extreme Green Makeover.{69D046D7-774E-49B1-8ECD-B53407C9C84A}&DE={C6ABF4F8-3CD6-4706-9AD5-974C56040337}


Transboundary Water Policy
Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States
March 25, 2010

4:00-5:15 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
RSVP requested:

Water often has an emotional or symbolic value for countries. Water also touches every human life and is needed in a wide range of economic activities. Yet we share many of our water resources with our neighboring countries. Gary Doer, Canada’s 23rd representative to the United States of America will speak about the challenges and opportunities in crafting agreements on shared water resources, particularly the Red River Basin and the Great Lakes.

In addition to Ambassador Doer’s current position in Washington, he served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years. During that time, he worked extensively with many U.S. governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and renewable energy. In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.

Dr. Vandana Shiva: Women and Water Rights
March 25, 2010
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center

Dr. Vandana Shiva a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, India. Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist in the fields of intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering. Shiva has also served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as non governmental organizations, including the International Forum on Globalization, the Women’s Environment & Development Organization and the Third World Network.

For more information and to watch an interview with Dr. Shiva visit


Wetlands Summit 2010: Keeping Water on the Land
March 27, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Normandale Community College
Izaak Walton League Bush Lake Chapter & Freshwater Society

The goal is to bring together farmers, researchers, conservationists, students, and others interested in working collaboratively to protect water resources while ensuring productive farms. Presenters include Bruce Wilson and Gary Sands of the University of Minnesota’s Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering taking about agricultural drainage and strategies for conserving water in the soil and reducing the flow of nitrogen to surface waters. Other presenters include Warren Formo of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Coalition, Martin Jaus, an organic dairy farmer from Sibley county, Tim Larson from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Tony Thompson, a corn and soybean farmer, and renowned expert on ecologically and economically sustainable farming from Windom.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Jon Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment presenting “The Other Inconvenient Truth: A Global Challenge for Agriculture and the Environment” addressing the challenges of feeding a growing world population while protecting the land and water resources necessary to sustain the planet.


History of the River, part of the ‘Mighty Mississippi’ series
March 28, 2010

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Central Library, downtown St. Paul

John Anfinson, Friends of the Mississippi River board member and Cultural Resources Specialist for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, will discuss the social and environmental history of the river in this installment of the Central Library’s “Mighty Mississippi” series. Additional presentations include talks on river bird life (March 20th), river books (March 21st) and the future of the Mississippi (March 27th).


Protecting Our Water – Protecting Our Health
Urban Water and Land Use
April 6, 2010
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
Sponsored by: League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Freshwater Society, Clean Water Action, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Healthy Legacy Coalition, League of Women Voters Minnesota, Lake Harriet Methodist Church, Mayflower Congregational Earthwise Committee, Women’s Environmental Institute.


Metro Blooms – Raingarden Workshop and Design Studio (A & B)
This three-hour session combines the content of our A and B workshops. Participants will learn about watershed management, stormwater runoff, and raingarden basics including design, installation and maintenance of raingardens using native plants. In the second half of the session participants will receive hands-on assistance in planning a raingarden project.

One day sessions begin April 6, 2010 and go through May 25, 2010 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Protecting Minnesota’s Waters for Our Kids’ Kids: The Evolution and Future of Water Policy
Wednesdays, April 7 – May 5, 2010

7:00-9:00 p.m.
CCE Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul

This five-week course on Minnesota’s water policies does not require experience in water resources management, so may be especially useful for people who find themselves working in the water policy arena, either through their jobs or through citizen engagement activities, but have little or no coursework in the area. The course workload will be modest.


National Environmental Education Week: Be Water and Energy Wise
April 11-17, 2010
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. EE Week increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums. By participating in EE Week, you encourage your students to make a difference in their schools, homes, and communities! EE Week’s 2010 theme is Be Water and Energy Wise.


Friends of the Mississippi River Spring Workshops:
Whether you’re interested in making small changes in your backyard, such as installing a few native plants, or doing a watershed-friendly landscaping makeover complete with composting, rain barrels, raingardens and more, these FMR workshops cover all the basics you need to get started. Each takes a how-to approach, quickly covering the basics and emphasizing what you can do this season to make your yard or garden benefit the Mississippi River, the watershed and even local wildlife.

Putting Down Roots: Raingardens in Residential Settings
April 13, 2010

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ramsey Junior High School, St.Paul

Native Plants, Raingardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality
April 20, 2010

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Como High School, St. Paul

Putting Down Roots: Raingardens in Residential Settings
May 4, 2010

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Como High School, St. Paul


Rain Garden Field Session – Drainage & Soils
April 15, 2010

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District

The “engineering” aspects of creating a rain garden can actually be fun. Join us at a private home to work through a real-life situation. We’ll analyze the site, determine the drainage area, assess the soil and test for infiltration. Come away prepared to do this in your own yard!{69D046D7-774E-49B1-8ECD-B53407C9C84A}&DE={AC4127FF-C49B-41B6-8B9B-6803592F3C2D}

Earth Day Cleanup
April 17, 2010

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis

Join Friends of the Mississippi River at this Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge! People come from throughout the local river corridor neighborhoods and metro area to contribute to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River Watershed and to learn more about upcoming Friends of the Mississippi River restoration and other Gorge Stewards events.

These two cleanups are part of a larger, citywide effort coordinated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, which is also coordinating the Minneapolis Recycle Run 5K Fun Run and Kids Run, Sunday, April 18th.


Pledge to Pull
April 24, 2010

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Crosby Park, Mississippi River Gorge, St. Paul

Enjoy the beauty of early spring at a riverside park while helping protect native plants from an invasive species. The area volunteers will be working in is home to a striking array of spring wildflowers native to Minnesota — Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily, and Jack-in-the-pulpit to name a few — all in need of volunteer assistance. Volunteers will be certified to return to the area to independently remove invasive species at times convenient for them — an excellent opportunity for those looking to make a difference but needing to set their own volunteer schedule, or looking for a way to make a difference with friends and family.

Rain Garden Design Workshop – Garden Layout &  Plant Design
April 29, 2010

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Maplewood Nature Center

Shawn Tracy, a landscape ecologist will offer creative landscaping design ideas to inspire you to develop your own plans. Work on your rain garden design with help from instructors and Master Gardeners, using the information gathered in your own site assessment.Come work on your design with help from instructors and master gardeners.{69D046D7-774E-49B1-8ECD-B53407C9C84A}&DE={0B6A4672-77CF-4DDF-ACE5-7D6962B84BCC}

Living Green Expo
May 1, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
May 2, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grand Stand

The Living Green Expo is a free, family- friendly event that inspires people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives.The event is free and open to the public.

Drinking Water Week
May 2-8, 2010

For more than 30 years, the American Water Works Association and its members  have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.


Protecting Our Water – Protecting Our Health
Conservation – Preserving Our Water
Saturday, May 8, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Registration and Exhibits at 8:30 a.m.)

Mayflower Congregational Church
106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, 55419
(corner of Diamond Lake Road and I-35W in south Minneapolis)

This public forum will address: conserving water at home and work; creating and maintaining a rain garden; utilizing water-saving products; “green” building techniques; and influencing water-related policy.

Special Guests:
Moderator: Joan Nephew, Freshwater Society
Jonathan Foley, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Sam Lieberman, freelance writer and water advocate
Jenny Winkelman, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Concurrent Break Out Sessions:

  • Creekside Commons, Green Construction/Water Conservation Strategies designed by Urban Works Architects – this new construction at the Mayflower Church site by the Plymouth Foundation will house 30 workforce families. The $8 million project is funded by the City of Minneapolis, Federal Stimulus funds, Mayflower Congregational Church, Plymouth Foundation, and others.
  • Rain Gardens and Water Wise Landscaping – Becky Rice of Metro Blooms will give rain garden demonstrations and discuss rain garden grants for residents.
  • Water conservation at home – Aisha Gomez-WEI/Reuse Center products and Darrell Gerber of Clean Water Action will discuss how to conserve water at home.
  • Water Efficiency Outdoors – Timothy Malooly, irrigation expert and EPA Water Sense Partner will discuss outdoor water efficiency in landscaping.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by: League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Freshwater Society, Clean Water Action, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Healthy Legacy Coalition, Lake Harriet Methodist Church, League of Women Voters Minnesota, Mayflower Congregational Earthwise Committee, Women’s Environmental Institute.


MN Ground Water Association Spring 2010 Conference
Mining and Water Resources
May 6, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St Paul

This conference will provide background on the unique geologic conditions in northeastern Minnesota that are driving new mining interests there, and will explore some of the technical, environmental, and regulatory challenges that must be faced. The conference will also survey aggregate mining issues in Minnesota.


Rain Garden Construction Workshop
May 6, 2010

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We will visit several rain gardens to discuss methods and challenges in rain garden design and construction. Learn about ways to convey water to and from the rain garden, the use of soil amendments, retaining walls, trench drains and tiered rain gardens.{69D046D7-774E-49B1-8ECD-B53407C9C84A}&DE={3BAD0110-5699-442D-ADD2-C7ACD7C49239}


Carver County’s Water Management Plan Open House
May 13, 2010

4:00-8:00 p.m.
Carver County Public Works, Conference Room 1
11360 Hwy 212 West, Cologne, MN 55322

Carver County’s Water Management Organization’s Water Management plan is being updated. The plan includes topics on feedlots, wetlands, water quality, septic systems, stormwater, shorelines and much more!

Come learn about water resource issues, lakes, streams, water quality, goals and policies. Share your input, comments, and questions with Carver County staff.

There will be brief presentations at 4:15 and 6:00 p.m., during the rest of the open house, please feel free to browse informational posters and talk to Water Management staff.

Questions? Contact Madeline Banschbach at 952-361-1026 or


St. Cloud Urban Area
Mississippi River Corridor
Master Plan Kick-Off
May 20, 2010

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Cloud Civic Center
Herberger Suite, 10 4th Ave. So., St. Cloud
Cost: $15 per person

The plan’s kick-off luncheon is intended to engage residents, business leaders, elected/appointed officials, civic organizations/clubs, and other interested parties in the forthcoming process. The luncheon’s keynote speakers will offer their advice and experiences from river communities across the Country that have benefitted from focused attention and investment in their riverfront experiences, while local officials will outline the local process to come.

11:10 to 12:00 – Keynote Speaker Steve Apfelbaum, President of Applied Ecological
Steve’s comments will focus on “urban” riverfronts and how using green design/planning
principles can result in win?win outcomes for protecting and enhancing the river while
supporting adjacent urban development. Steve will be speaking from a perspective of an
environmental scientist with an emphasis on design techniques that respect and compliment the

12:00 to 1:00 – Keynote Speaker Benny Lendermon III, Executive Director of the
Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation
Benny’s comments will focus on the great opportunities that rivers present in urban
environments and the commitment required to take advantage of those opportunities building
upon Memphis’ recent success. Benny will present Memphis’ successful riverfront revitalization
initiatives and speak to the importance of re?engaging riverfronts as an investment in community quality of life, business recruitment/retention, and redevelopment.


WaterFest 2010
May 22, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Phalen Park Pavilion, St. Paul

Families from around the Twin Cities are invited to a day of lakeside fun at WaterFest 2010.  Sponsored by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, the cities of St. Paul, Maplewood and North St. Paul and other partners, WaterFest is a celebration of our clean lakes and an opportunity for hands-on learning about the water quality, wildlife, and special ecological features of our beautiful watershed.  Kickoff WaterFest with a parade featuring students, clowns and mascots at 10 AM. Enjoy activities throughout the day including:

Fun 5K Walk/Run around Lake Phalen (a large clock will be available for self-timing)
Raindrop Mystery Tour for prizes
Discovery Hunt for Geocachers
Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoe rides
Kid’s fishing lessons and fish demonstrations
Rain garden tours and native plant give-aways

Everyone can play a role in protecting our water resources. At WaterFest 2010 we will help families make the connection between activities in our neighborhoods and the health of local lakes, streams and wetlands. This free event is also an opportunity to celebrate spring and enjoy one of the lakes that makes our area a great place to live!{69D046D7-774E-49B1-8ECD-B53407C9C84A}&DE={DC868020-109D-4793-9565-256131C21145}


River Rally
May 23, 2010

The mission is to study and reveal the connections between ourselves, the river and the planet. The trip will culminate in a River Rally where people and boats will join Paddle for the Planet led by David Abazs for the last four days of their trip from St. Cloud to St. Paul to raise money for non-profit organizations devoted to the river, energy and agricultural issues. Click on the link to support the trip!


Shoreland Conservation in Urban Settings
May 26, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (check-in 8:00 a.m.)
Bloomington, MN

Fee: $60

The original 1970 shoreland rules applied to just counties and not cities. Over time, the rules were amended to apply to both. However, the issues facing an urbanizing community or communities that have been largely built out or are undergoing redevelopment can be quite different from the typical “up north” Greenfield development people often associate with shoreland development. How can effective shoreland conservation be achieved in an urban setting? This half-day workshop provides information on new tools, how draft rules can be applied, local examples, much more.

For complete details on these programs and to register, go to Questions? Contact Carol Schoeneck, or 651-222-7409 x205


World Environment Day
June 5, 2010
Commemorated each year on June 5, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

World Oceans Day
June 8, 2010
Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide. We help coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.


Lake Fest!
June 12, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Eagan, MN
Celebrating National Get Outdoors Day, June as Lakes Appreciation Month, & Eagan’s 20th Anniversary of its Lakes and Wetlands program! For Families and Outdoor Enthusiasts of All Ages. Located at Blackhawk Park, Eagan MN and the cost is free. Learn about all the activities you can do outside in Eagan including fishing in Eagan’s lakes, visit with experts, participate in activities and spend time together OUTSIDE!


The Why & How of Working Nature into Land Use Decisions
Presented in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
June 16, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check in 8:30 am)
Bloomington, MN

Special Registration Fee: $75

Survey after survey indicates that Minnesota communities highly value their lakes and wetlands, rivers and woods. This day-long workshop highlights 1) practical economic, social and ecological reasons to conserve natural areas locally, and 2) a collaborative way of working that allows local governments and developers to optimize public and private values to enhance local and regional quality of life.


Solstice River XIV: Water Rites
June 20, 2010
8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 14th annual Solstice River performance will take place on Sunday June 20, featuring Jenny Moore as the leader the Women of the Waters and Stephanie Engebretson as the choreographer of the dike, park, grain elevators, hydrology lab and Guthrie sites.


Free Summer Teacher Workshop
Freshwater Society and Orono Community Education
Monday, June 28  OR Tuesday, June 29 OR Wednesday, June 30  OR Thursday, July 1

The Freshwater Society and Orono Community Education invite teachers to Orono Environmental Camp on the Big Island in Lake Minnetonka. The workshop will focus on the Freshwater Society’s new Water Curriculum and is free and open to all teachers. There are four dates to choose from.

Journey to Big Island in the middle of Lake Minnetonka to learn about the new water curriculum developed by the Freshwater Society and experience teaching and learning outdoors. What better way to learn than to be come immersed in lessons which meet new MN Science Standards by participating in the Environmental Camp offered by Orono Community Education which
is now in its fifth year on Big Island.

You will travel by pontoon to the island with naturalist Marleane Callaghan and teacher Jake Westrom who will be leading this week focused on water issues and aquatic life. You will participate in hands on learning as students learn about water resources, aquatic life, water conservation, threats to our water supply and more. Water curriculum is designed for students in 4th and 5th grade, but can be adapted to lower or higher grades. All participants will receive a printed or CD copy .

Choose any one of the dates listed. Register early, space is limited each day.

Monday, June 28
Tuesday, June 29
Wednesday, June 30
Thursday, July 1

Meet at 9am at the Minnetonka Yacht Club Marina on Carson’s Bay in Deephaven (19800 Minnetonka Blvd). Return time is 3:00 pm. Dress to be outdoors and bring water shoes or sandals as well as a bag lunch, snacks and water.

Teachers: Earn 6 CEU’s and receive new curriculum resources for teaching
about one of our greatest resources – FRESH WATER.

Certificates of completion offered through the Orono School District. Curriculum materials and funding for this training provided by the Freshwater Society – visit to learn more about the year of water.

For more information or to register contact Melanie DeLuca at


Rivers Institute 2010
June 28-30 OR July 26-28
Hamline University

In summer 2010, Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) will present its acclaimed Rivers Institute. The three-day, two-credit field-based course addresses the natural overlap between science processes and content and the skills of literacy. The Institute will explore how using rivers as a context can help your students meet specific education standards in science, engineering and literacy. All 3-8 grade teachers and middle school science and social studies teachers are eligible.

To register visit


Minnehaha Creek Watershed District 4th Annual Creek Clean-Up
July 11, 2010
9:00 a.m.

On Sunday, July 11 volunteers from across the metropolitan area, together with the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District are going to make a landmark attempt to collect 1000 pounds of trash from Minnehaha Creek and Lake Hiawatha.

The event will begin at 9:00 am for a pancake breakfast for the first 250 volunteers.  After breakfast, the volunteers will “weigh-d” upstream to collect trash. At 12:00 noon, when all the trash in collected, the dumpster is filled, a “weigh-d” in will occur during a Leinenkugel’s sponsored barbeque picnic. 

The event is located at Lake Hiawatha where it meets with Minnehaha Creek (East 46th Street and 28th Avenue, Minneapolis). The event is free and open to all. RSVP is required. For more information visit and


Minneapolis Aquatennial
July 16-24, 2010

Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Entering its 71st year, Minneapolis residents, workers, and tourists have come to love and appreciate all that the City of Minneapolis has to offer during the Aquatennial Festival. We invite you to join in the celebration and enjoy the Best Days of Summer, occurring July 16-24, 2010!


Mississippi River Challenge
Friends of the Mississippi River

July 24 & 25, 2010

The Mississippi River Challenge is a 2-day, 44-mile paddling event to raise money for a cleaner, healthier river. This is the premier event for Friends of the Mississippi River and all funds raised go toward aiding the organization’s work on the Mississippi River in and around the Twin Cities.


Eco Experience Water
August 26 – September 6, 2010
Minnesota State Fairgrounds


World Water Monitoring Day
September 18, 2010

World Water Monitoring Day is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. Participants are encouraged to register their site and report their data before December 31 to be included in the Year in Review report. Test kits can be ordered online and resources are available as free downloads.

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