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Lakes, Rivers, & Water Community Calendar

This feature is intended to help our Minnesota Waters partners spread the word about upcoming opportunities for those interested in protecting and improving the state’s waters. Sharing information and opportunities to learn, volunteer, and build capacity can help us all protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and watersheds.

If you would like your event to appear on the Conservation Minnesota/MN Waters Community Calendar, please send an email to with the details. Thank you for helping to protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and watersheds!

Upcoming Events

Ongoing: Minnesota DNR – Lake Level Monitoring Program (Statewide, MN)

Ongoing: MPCA – Citizen Water Monitoring (Statewide, MN)

April 6: Calling all Frogs! (Gateway State Trail)

April 7, April 22: Fly Fishing for Beginners: Four Part Class (Whitewater State Park)

April 8: Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic (Afton State Park)

April 8: Flood! Water, Water Everywhere! (Fort Snelling State Park)

April 9: Freshwater Society Ice OUT Loon IN Gala (Minneapolis, MN)

April 12: H.O.P. Into the Park: Waterfowl Watching Field Trip (Whitewater State Park)

April 13: “What’s In Our Water” Panel Discussion (Edina, MN)

April 18: BOW – Fly Fishing Basics (Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove, MN)

April 19: Water Action Day at the Capitol (St. Paul, MN)

April 21-22: St. Croix Summit (River Falls)

April 22: Earth Day River Clean-Up (Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park)

April 22: River Gorge Clean-Up (Minneapolis, MN)

April 23: Earth Fest Expo (Rochester, MN)

April 24: Zebra Mussel Workshop (St. Croix Falls)

April 25: Moos Family Lecture Series: The Death of the Great Lakes (University of Minnesota, St. Paul – Student Center Theater)

April 26: Minnesota Ground Water Association Conference (St. Paul, MN)

May 6: Go-n-seine (Fort Snelling State Park)

May 6: Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Ron Schara’s Crappie Contest at Lord Fletcher’s (Lake Minnetonka)

May 6: Dakota County Water Forum: A Clean Water Strategy (Eagan, MN)

May 9: BOW – Fly Fishing for Women (Silverwood Park, St. Anthony)

May 13: Women in the Parks: Intro to Fishing (Fort Snelling State Park)

May 13: The Boys who Built Gooseberry (Gooseberry Falls State Park)

May 20 – Every Summer Weekend: Guided Glacial Pothole Tour (Interstate State Park)

May 20: Solar Boat Regatta Race (Riley Lake, Eden Prairie)

 May 24: Moos Family Lecture Series: The Dealth and Life of the Great Lakes (University of Minnesota Duluth – Swenson Science Building)

May 27: Stream Walk (Forestville Mystery Cave State Park)

May 27: Voyaguer Canoe (Sibley State Park)

May 28: The Boys who Built Gooseberry (Gooseberry Falls State Park)

May 28: A Fish’s House: A MinnAqua Activity (Lake Shetek State Park)

May 28: I Can Trout Fish (Forestville Mystery Cave State Park)

June 3: Wateriest 2017 (Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul)

June 10: The World of Water – Open House (Jay Cooke State Park)

June 10-11: Pro-Tips! Walleye Trip (Glenwood, MN)

June 10-11: Great American Canoe Festival (Ely, MN)

June 11: SUNday FUNday (Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis)

June 17: Annual Rivers and Lakes Fair (Aitkin, MN)

Upcoming Grant & Program Applications

Rolling Deadline: Cost Share Grant for Clean-Water Landscaping

Rolling Deadline: Hennepin County Natural Resources Grant

Rolling Deadline: University of Minnesota – Community Assistance Program

Rolling Deadline: Cost Share Grant for Clean-Water Landscaping

Rolling Deadline: Minnesota DNR – Water Recreation Cooperative Acquisition & Development Program  (Click here for other grants offered by the Minnesota DNR)

Rolling Deadline: Freshwater Future – Special Opportunity Grant Program

Rolling Deadline: Freshwater Future – Insight Services Grant Program (Click here for other grants offered by Freshwater Future)

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