Spotlighting Willow Reserve with the Urban Bird Collective

Willow Reserve 1260 Arundel Street, St. Paul, MN, United States

Join Capitol Region Watershed District to learn more about the birds and plants found at Willow Reserve ( in Saint Paul’s North End neighborhood! Willow Reserve is a 23-acre urban oasis with wetlands that provide excellent habitats for birds, frogs, and other wildlife. The wetlands are a critical stopover point for migratory birds following the Mississippi ... Read more

St. Croix River Workshop on the Water in Stillwater

Stillwater River Boats 525 Main Street S, Stillwater, MN, United States

Register at - $30 per person, includes dinner and cash bar  Join local community leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin for an educational workshop and networking event aboard one of the Stillwater River Boats. This year’s St. Croix River Workshops on the Water will focus on: Economic Value of Clean Lakes and Rivers (Presenter: John ... Read more

Watershed Moment, Part of the WAKPA Triennial Art Festival

Mississippi Watershed Management Organizaiton 2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

In partnership with Public Art Saint Paul and the MWMO, MWMO Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nassif invites you to Watershed Moment, part of the WAKPA Triennial Art Festival, on July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to learn indigo fiber art techniques and ... Read more

Pollinator Festival

Phalen Park Pavilion 1600 Phalen Dr, St. Paul, MN, United States

Join Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi (formerly known as Lower Phalen Creek Project) and a wide variety of partner organizations from across the Twin Cities on Sunday August 6th for the 6th annual Pollinator Festival! We’ll have live music, family-friendly pollinator education, art activities, Native-led plant walks, a Dakota-owned food truck, Native vendors, face painting, and more! ... Read more

Big Island and Back 10K Paddle

Excelsior Public Beach 2 1st Street, Excelsior, MN, United States

Tune up your canoe, kayak or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. We'll start 9 a.m. at Excelsior Public Beach and paddle to the starting line together. Our goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for ... Read more


Lop sumac at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area 113th St S, Cottage Grove, MN, United States

Located in Cottage Grove, this spectacular Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) features two sandy terraces along the Mississippi River and dramatic views. Home to a rare dry prairie, this area provides essential native bee, butterfly and wildlife habitat and is home to a variety of rare plant and animal species. After a brief orientation and short hike, ... Read more

Vinai Farm Dinner with Tree Range Farms

Salvatierra Farm 8400 Baldwin Ave., Northfield, MN, United States

Learn about sustainable agriculture and responsible farming at this outdoor farm dinner hosted by Vinai, Tree Range Farms, and Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. Chef Yia Vang and his chef team will create a memorable feast experience using the freshest ingredients from the regenerative poultry farm – everything from maple syrup and garlic, to tomatillos, hazelnuts, and ... Read more


MPCA Smart Salting for Roads Certification Training

Mississippi Watershed Management Organizaiton 2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

This MPCA Smart Salting for Roads Certification Training class offers more efficient winter maintenance best practices for plowing, de-icing and anti-icing application, storage, and more. The new chloride requirements in the recently released MS4 permit will also be covered. Participants will learn how to integrate science with practical winter maintenance on roads while minimizing impacts on the ... Read more

An Evening in the Prairie Walking Tour Series

6811 485th Street 6811 485th Street, Rush City, MN, United States

Are you considering converting your land to prairie, but not sure where to start? Our prairie walking tour series is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this vital ecosystem and how to create a beautiful and sustainable prairie landscape on your own property. Participants will learn about what plants and animals create a thriving ... Read more

Designing for Low Salt Use

Zoom webinar MN, United States

Join us for this timely webinar to learn about designing for low salt use! Connie Fortin of Bolton & Menk, Inc. will discuss the innovative ways she is working with engineers, architects, and planners to consider winter maintenance and chloride reduction in the design phase of buildings, roads, landscapes, and more. We will have time to ... Read more


Children’s Water Festival

Minnesota State Fair Grounds

The Children's Water Festival is an annual festival is produced for 4th grade students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area and is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The festival teaches children about water resources and how they can help ensure a future where both the quantity and quality of water resources are ... Read more


Free Well Water Testing Clinic & Environmental Health Fair

Elko New Market Library 110 J. Roberts Way, Elko New Market, MN, United States

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you can have it tested for nitrate and chloride while learning about groundwater at this free clinic organized by the Minnesota Ground Water Association and Minnesota Well Owners Organization. Arsenic lab tests are also available, with results available at a later date. No reservations are needed, ... Read more