2019 Northfield Year of Water

Northfield Year of Water  is a 12-month celebration of the importance of water for drinking, boating, fishing, swimming, and playing. Cannon River Watershed Partnership is working with a dozen community organizations to host a “We Are Water” traveling museum exhibit in June and July, as well as hosting a community art and water festival, speaker presentations, art shows, poetry readings, fishing events, insect safaris and other hands-on family-friendly clean water events.

The current schedule is below, check back as we update this calendar.

For more information contact Kevin Strauss at kevin@crwp.net or at 507-786-3913

All activities are open to the public. Registration/tickets are required for some events. Visit listed website for more information.



Fishing the Cannon River:

An Introduction to Fishing

Ames Park, Downtown Northfield

August 25, 1:00-3:00pm

Opportunity for Northfield youth to learn how to fish and to receive free fishing equipment. Register for free on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1695760177398070/


Cannon River Watershed-Wide CleanUP

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

11th Annual River/lake cleanup at 10 locations across the watershed


Cider on the Cannon

October 10, 2019

Member Party and Cannon River Champion awards ceremony


Mills of the Cannon River Paint Night

November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

Northfield Historical Society


We Are Water MN is a collaboration of the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. This exhibition was developed with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Northfield Project Partners and Event Hosts:

The City of Northfield

Northfield Arts Guild


Carleton College

St. Olaf College

Northfield Historical Society

Northfield Public Library