Water Connects Us - June 22, 2023

About Water Connects Us

Join us at Water Connects Us, an annual celebration and fundraiser poised to galvanize the community around the importance of Freshwater's mission and the role we can each play in protecting water now and for future generations.

Set along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi and amidst the backdrop of downtown Saint Paul, this year's festivities will be held Thursday, June 22, 4:30 p.m. at the Harriet Island Wigington Pavilion. Geared towards all ages as an informal and inclusive community celebration, Water Connects Us centers on the importance of water as a vital resource that impacts us all. We are providing free General Admission to this year's event and we would appreciate a donation of your choosing at the time of registration.


Don't miss this joyful gathering, and help sustain Freshwater’s important work!

Become a host of Water Connects Us!

If you're an individual or small business owner that would like to do a bit more to help support Water Connects Us and Freshwater's work, becoming a host is just the thing for you. This year we are having our first in-person event since 2019 and we are prioritizing a fun, casual get-together in celebration of water and our role in protecting it. Without our hosts, we wouldn't be able to provide such an important event, so if you are able, please consider becoming a host of Water Connects Us. 

Thank you to our 2023 hosts!

Doug Thomas

Don Davies

David Leuthe

Josephine Marcotty

Tom Skramstad

Sponsor this year's event

Water Connects Us is part of Freshwater's spring campaign to raise funds for water research, policy, education and other important programs. Sponsors receive high visibility in promotional materials that reach thousands of people before, during and after the event. In addition to marketing value, sponsorship demonstrates to your employees and community a company culture that values giving back.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Melissa Martinez-Sones.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!


Houston Engineering



Xcel Energy
College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
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