CRWP believes it is important for community members to have opportunities to enjoy, connect with and care for our water. As such we offer a variety of events for people in our watershed to do just that through the following:
Rain Garden Workshops
We teach families how to reduce stormwater pollution and conserve water – as well as beautify your property and provide habitat for wildlife!
Elementary School Students in Northfield are invited each Spring to submit posters with the theme “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution!” Poster Contest winners are displayed on our website as well as in Northfield’s City Hall. Get in touch with Kristi@crwp.net to participate next Spring!
“Do Not Dump – Drains to River/Lake” stenciled on storm drains across the watershed raise awareness about stormwater pollution! Stenciling benefits both the volunteers who participate and those that notice the wording throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve stenciling supplies!
Our annual cleanup engages people of all ages across the watershed in a community day of service. Local residents get up close and personal with the water in their area, pulling trash and debris from the rivers and lakes. Volunteers leave with a sense of accomplishment having done something tangible to improve water quality. Save the date for the 9th annual Watershed Wide Cleanup on Saturday September 16th, 2017!
Become a Master Water Steward!
CRWP and the Freshwater Society host evening classes for residents in the community to learn about becoming a Master Water Steward. Attendees learn more about what we can do in our own communities to increase the quality and decrease the quantity of stormwater runoff. Attend an Informational Meeting on Tuesday July 18th at Just Food Co-op in Northfield or on Tuesday September 26th at Faribault Park & Rec. (See CRWP calendar for more details)