In 2019, all of these events, and many more are part of the Northfield Year of Water. For more information and to see the complete calendar of all the events that are part of the Northfield Year of Water, click here.
If you have any questions about this page or you can’t find an event you’re looking for, contact CRWP Community Engagement Coordinator Kevin Strauss at 507-786-3913 or at Kevin@crwp.net
Northfield “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Poster Contest
Northfield school students in grades 2-5 can participate in the 2019 “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Poster Contest. First place winners will receive a year of Culvers Custard, other winners will win free Bowling at Jesse James Lanes. Children can participate as part of their classroom (if their classroom is participating in this contest), or on their own. This event is sponsored by the City of Northfield.
For more information, click here.
Growing Healthy, Low Maintenance, River-Friendly Lawns and Gardens
Saturday, April 27
Armory Square Event Center, 519 Division Street South, Northfield, MN
Did you know that how you manage your lawn and gardens can have a big impact on water in Northfield?
Whether it’s the fertilizers and herbicides you use (or don’t use), or it’s the height of your lawn, making small changes in how we manage our yards can have a big impact on how clean the Cannon River and our drinking water will be. The good news is that many “clean water” land use practices are actually less expensive and less time consuming than the “standard” yard maintenance practices that we use every day.
Learn about simple, easy, low-maintenance ways that you can grow healthier, more climate-change resistant lawns and gardens, while at the same time helping your yard absorb and filter the rain that falls there. We’ll explore rain gardens, lawn maintenance, pollinators, and native plantings, plus you’ll walk away with an awesome “Healthy Lawns/Healthy Rivers” handout. Cannon River Watershed Partnership is presenting this “Northfield Year of Water” workshop with funding from the City of Northfield
Canon River Art & Water Festival
Saturday, May 11
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Riverside Park (corner of 8th St. W and Poplar Street, Northfield)
Live music, live animal shows, river art, fish printing, and lots of other family-friendly hands-on art and water activities.
Canon River Watershed Partnership Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 16
River Bend Nature Center Trailside Building (not the nature center),
1000 Rustad Rd., Faribault, MN
Park in the parking lot and follow the CRWP signs.
Special Presentation by Award-Winning Conservation Farmer Tim Little.
We’ll be voting for new CRWP Board members so make sure your membership is up to date!