About Water Connects Us
Water Connects Us is an annual celebration and fundraiser 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 event was held June 22 at the Harriet Island Wigington Pavilion.
Event speakers and activities
- Welcome by new Freshwater Executive Director Michelle Stockness
- Music and poetry by the Buffalo Weavers
- Storytellers sharing a new project to clean up Lake Hiawatha
- Context framing and moderation by Jothsna Harris of Change Narrative
- Delicious local food truck fare from El Burrito Mercado and Café Cairo
- Water-themed activities for the whole family
- An online auction with a variety of thoughtfully curated items
- An inspiring new video featuring Minneapolis artist and teacher Sean Connaughty. Click here to watch.
Thank you to our 2023 hosts!
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!