Community Events

Upcoming water-related events from the MCWD's partners:

Building Sustainable Lawns for a Better Earth
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

"Join us on Earth Day as we discuss design aesthetics and ask the we really need so much turf? In many cases, the answer is no. But, of course there are times and places where the answer is yes. So, how can we manage those areas in a way that reduces inputs, and provides some other benefits beyond a "green carpet" to walk on."


Earth Day in the City: Minneapolis River Gorge Cleanup
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. to Noon
E. 36th St. & E. 44th St. at W. River Pkwy, Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis

"This cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. People come from throughout the local river corridor neighborhoods and metro area — individuals, families, small church, corporate and student groups — to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the health and vitality of this national treasure in our midst, the Mississippi River. ...And enjoy the Parkway Pizza lunch and Great Lakes Brewing Company After Party!"


Landscape Revival -- Native Plant Expo and Market
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cub Foods Community Pavilion, 1201 Larpenteur Ave. W. Larpenteur & Fernwood, Roseville, MN 55113

"Landscape Revival -- Native Plant Expo and Market is the spot to shop for Minnesota native plants from 12 local growers in one convenient location. Area conservation organizations will also be on hand to teach gardeners why natives are important and how to create stunning landscapes that benefit wildlife, pollinators and clean water. Choose Minnesota native plants to grow gardens in harmony with nature!"


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