2018 Ice Out Loon In Fundraising Gala

Featuring Emcee Laura Betker, KARE 11 meteorologist, Weatherguide contributor. Read more about Laura.

Where you can make a
difference for our waters

April 28, 2018 | 5-9 p.m.

The Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN

Take a sneak peek of auction items!
Check out the great auction items here. All proceeds benefit Minnesota water.

It's a Freshwater Saturday Night! Join us to celebrate the retreat of ice and return of loons to our Minnesota lakes -- a harbinger of spring and a sign of healthy waters. Help raise $60,000 to protect water.

Evening highlights:

  • Fabulous live auction line-up
  • More than 100 silent auction items, including a Colorado ski trip! See a sampling here (note: our short, furry intern Gabe not included)
  • Live music
  • Photo booth fun
  • Raffles (think wine, lots of wine)
  • Dinner
  • Inspiring program, featuring Clean Champion Awards


Interested in sponsorship?
Businesses and retailers vital to the Minnesota community play an important role protecting our state's ground and surface waters. Learn more about the the benefits and marketing reach of investing in this event by contacting Mary Salisbury by email or 651.313.5817.


Did you know Freshwater has a band?!
Rhubarb was formed by Freshwater’s former chair, Tom Skramstad.
All members donate their time and talents. Even their sound guy, Doug.
Thank you to Rhubarb for bringing atmosphere and fun to Ice Out, Loon In!

Thanks to our generous sponsors and hosts!


Teresa and Doug Andrys 
Braemar Mailing Service, Inc.
Julie, Todd, and Chloe Fliflet
Patrick Coleman and Sally Johnson
Marilyn Dee Jones
Mike and Shelly Hanson
Darby and Geri Nelson
Nancy Speer and Jim Shaver
Stantec Consulting
Steve and Susan Woods