Member Month

OCTOBER IS MEMBER MONTH! It's our chance to show our appreciation for YOU—the community of people and organizations dedicated to protecting water for Minnesotans. There are many ways to get involved!


Confluence: Coming Together for Water and Art

North Suburban Center for the Arts Manomin Park: 6666 E River Road, Fridley

Join us for a festival celebrating of the work of Minnesota Water Steward (MWS) volunteers!

Newly certified Stewards, seasoned Stewards, program partners, supporters, and the public are all welcome!


Fall 2021 Moos Lecture: Deborah McGregor

Zoom webinar MN, United States

Join us for a talk titled, "Indigenous participation in Great Lakes governance: an environmental justice perspective" with Deborah McGregor, who holds a doctorate in forestry from the University of Toronto, as well as a master's degree in environmental studies from York University and a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Toronto.


Donor Appreciation Event

Zoom webinar MN, United States

This is a virtual gathering—a morning of thanks. Hear a special message from Executive Director John Linc Stine about the impact of your giving.


Big Island & Back: Winter 2022

Excelsior, Minnesota Excelsior Beach, Excelsior, MN, United States

Join us for the return of the Big Island and Back winter event!

On Sunday, Feb. 6, we return to the traditional winter course on Lake Minnetonka. Cross country ski (classic or skate), snowshoe or bike the groomed course from Excelsior Beach around Big Island and back. Then join us at Excelsior Brewing Company for the famous after party featuring live music, Joey Nova’s Pizza and door prizes from local merchants.

Spring 2022 Moos Lecture: Dr. Janice Brahney

Zoom webinar MN, United States

Join us over the lunch hour for a talk from Dr. Janice Brahney titled "Why is it raining plastics?" on Wednesday, April 13.

Brahney is an associate professor at Utah State University. She received her doctorate in environmental biogeochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a master’s degree in earth science and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, both from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

Her research sits at the intersection of several critical zone disciplines and includes three primary themes:

1. The atmosphere as a vector for material transport to aquatic ecosystems,

2. Climate change effects in mountain environments, and
3. The cause, effect, and mitigation of water quality impairment.

Much of Brahney’s work has produced results with far-reaching implications for policy, land-use regulation, and ecosystem monitoring.