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.



Mills of the Cannon River Paint Night

November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

Northfield Historical Society


CRWP Open House

Nov. 21, 5:00-7:00 pm 

CRWP Office, 710 Division St. South, Northfield

CRWP Conservation Program Manager Al Kraus will talk about cover crops, Kernza, and wildlife management areas. There’s no formal presentation. Just snacks and good conversation. 

Kernza Beer Tasting and The Science of Developing a Perennial Grain
COWS (Conversations On the Wonders of Science)
Dec. 10, 6:00 pm
Imminent Brewing
519 Division St S #2, Northfield, MN

Hear about how CRWP and its partners are working to create a market for kernza bread and beer. Taste samples of locally made kernza beer.  


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