Come learn what it takes to become a Water Steward! Along with submitting an application, all program applicants need to attend an information session. Anyone is welcome to attend any info session.
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.
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.
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.
Water Connects Us is a live virtual fundraising benefit charged with raising the financial resources our work for water requires. Join us as sponsors, donors, and community members from across the state come together to celebrate Minnesota's incredible water heritage and the role we each play in protecting it.
Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, Aug. 13, for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. We start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. Our goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for a great community summer event and raise money for a couple of worthy causes.
Join us Saturday, October 8th for a member pop up at the scenic Pleasant Valley Orchard near Shafer, MN. Enjoy the best of the apple harvest, take a hayride, and view beautiful photos in the restored barn from the St. Croix Camera Club, whose had numerous photos published in the Weatherguide Environment Calendar & Almanac over the years. Mingle with photographers, ... Read more