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)

December 23: Ice Luminaries 101 (Fort Snelling State Park)

December 28: Dakota Language Water Event (St. Paul)

January 13: Parent and Child Ice Fishing (Fort Snelling State Park)

January 13: Baptism River Snowshoe Hike (Tettegouche State Park)

January 13: Brrrmidji Kids Can Ice Fish (Lake Bemidji State Park)

January 14-16: Take-a-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend (Statewide)

January 20: Snowshoe Along the Creek (Glendalough State Park)

January 26: Water Bar Winter Social & Exhibition Party (Minneapolis)

January 27: Pond Life Through the Ice (Fort Snelling State Park)

February 2: Ice Fishing Frenzy (Glacial Lakes State Park)

February 3: “Lake that Speaks” Luminary Hike (Lac qui Parle State Park)

February 8: Road Salt Symposium (Plymouth)

February 10: Old Time Ice Harvest (Itasca State Park)

April 12-14: State of Water Conference (Breezy Point Resort) Early bird registration begins January 1st

Upcoming Grant & Program Applications

Rolling Deadline: Minnesota DNR – Water Recreation Cooperative Acquisition & Development Program  (Click here for other grants offered by the Minnesota DNR)
Rolling Deadline: Freshwater Future – Healing Our Waters Grant Program (Click here for other grants offered by Freshwater Future)