2017 Ice OUT Loon IN Gala


Freshwater Society invites you to our annual Ice OUT Loon IN gala to celebrate the retreat of ice and return of loons to our Minnesota lakes, a harbinger of spring and a sign of healthy waters.

April 9, 2017 | 4:30-8:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota's Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join us for a relaxing and entertaining evening along the beautiful Mississippi River. This year our event will be on Sunday evening to make for a less hectic and more enjoyable night. The scramble to get out of work, drive home to meet with others in your party, arrange dinner for the kids and a babysitter, and drive to the event through rush hour has been eliminated, allowing us to start earlier and get you home earlier.
For Minnesotans, going to the lake is a way of life -- just hearing those words evokes cherished memories of times spent enjoying our state's lakes and rivers. We hope you'll join us to support the work of Freshwater Society in preserving, protecting, and conserving our freshwater resources.
Dine on a delicious dinner and enjoy the program emceed by MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner, be inspired by the work of our Clean Water Champion Award winners, bid on fabulous silent and live auction items, taste local waters at a Water Bar pop-up, and be proud to support a local nonprofit protecting Minnesota waters.
Single Ticket $95.00
Reserved Table of 8: $760.00
Reserved Table of 6: $570.00


See below to reserve your space now and watch for information about auction items coming soon.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Register for Ice OUT Loon In Gala

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