Conservation Minnesota

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)

June 15: Rise with the River (Interstate State Park)

June 16: Kids’ Fishing Frenzy Friday (Lake Carlos State Park)

June 17: Father’s Day Picnic and Fishing Fun (Monson Lake State Park)

June 17: What Lives in the River (Flandrau State Park)

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

June 19: Canoeing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing (Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park)

June 21: Beginning Canoeing (Glendalough State Park)

June 22: Falls View Hike (Gooseberry Falls State Park)

June 24: Paddle the Long Prairie River (Lake Carlos State Park)

June 24: LSP Glacial Lakes BioBlitz (Glacial Lakes State Park)

June 26-28: 2017 Hamline Rivers Institute (Hamline University)

July 1: Explore Lake Life by Canoe (Fort Snelling State Park)

July 1: Let’s Go Ponding (Sibley State Park)

July 1: 2017 Run for the Walleye (Crosslake Community Center)

July 2: Fishing 101 (Father Hennepin State Park)

July 4: Fourth of July Flotilla (Big Bog State Recreation Area)

July 8: Let’s Go Fishing! (Bryant Lake Park, Eden Prairie)

July 12: Beginning Canoeing (Glacial Lakes State Park)

July 13: Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (Itasca State Park)

July 15: Shorline Garden Tour (Tonka Bay Marina)

July 15: Pond Study (Fort Snelling State Park)

July 15: What Lives in the River (Flandrau State Park)

July 17: Canoeing 101: A Beginners Guide to Canoeing (Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park)

July 21: Fish Camp (Sibley State Park)

July 29: Bdote: Rivers and People Coming Together (Fort Snelling State Park)

July 31: Governor Dayton’s 25 by 25 Town Hall (Rochester, MN)

August 5: Fish of Minnesota and Demo (Sibley State Park)

August 10: River Canoe Trip: A Scientific Exploration of Water Quality (Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park)

August 12: Swan Lake Paddle (Minneola State Park)

August 16: Governor Dayton’s 25 by 25 Town Hall (Marshall, MN)

August 17: Governor Dayton’s 25 by 25 Town Hall (Mankato, MN)

August 18: The Flood Creature of the Whitewater River Valley (Whitewater State Park)

August 19: Lake Hiawatha Cleanup (Lake Hiawatha, Minneapolis)

August 26: Canoe on the Tamarac River (Big Bog State Recreation Area)

August 26: What Lives in the River: Macroinvertebrates (Flandrau State Park)

Upcoming Grant & Program Applications

October 31, 2017: Monitoring of Starry Stonewort Control Projects Grant

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)