CRWP helps people make connections

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:

Downstream Environmental Film Festival

Each winter for the past three years, CRWP has hosted an Environmental Film Festival. The 2018 Downstream Environmental Film Festival takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 21, starting at 7:00 pm at the Imminent Brewing Company,

We’re still looking for sponsors for this event. Would you like your business logo on our festival posters and programs? Become a sponsor. Downlownload the sponsor page here: CRWP_Downstream_SponsorshipLetter2018_final

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!

Stormwater Poster Contest

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 to participate next Spring!

Storm Drain Stenciling

“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 to reserve stenciling supplies!

Annual Cannon River Watershed-Wide CleanUP

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 15th, 2018!

The 2018 CleanUP sites include:

Northfield-Riverside Park

Northfield-Carleton College Arboretum

Faribault, Cannon Falls, Owatonna, Shields Lake, Waterville, Medford, Red Wing, and Welch

For more information contact Kevin Strauss at 507-786-3913 or at

Do you know of a business who would like to sponsor or host a workplace team for the CleanUP?

Download a sponsor form here

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.

Connect with us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with what we’re doing . Or join our e-mail list to receive CRWP’s monthly e-newsletter the Cannon Currents!