Upcoming CRWP

Community Events

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

MARCH, 2019

Plant a Rain Garden for Beautiful Flowers, Cleaner Water, and More Pollinators

Tuesday, March 19

6:00-9:00 pm

Northfield Community Resource Center, Room 223

City rain gardens with their native flowers beautify your lawn while also capturing and cleaning stormwater before it enters our rivers and lakes. What’s more, the City of Northfield and Dakota County will reimburse homeowners for part of the cost of installing a rain garden. Join Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) staff to learn about the benefits of rain gardens, and how to plan and install your own rain garden. You’ll learn where to put a rain garden, how to choose the right plants, and what city and county cost-share programs exist to help you pay for your clean water rain garden. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-9:00 pm, Northfield Community Resource Center Room 223. Register online at https://northfieldschools.org/communityservices/. This workshop is presented by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership with funding from the City of Northfield.

APRIL, 2019

Northfield “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Poster Contest

April 1-30

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

10:00-11:00 a.m.

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