Jump In & Make a Splash - MCWD 50th Anniversary Event Series

To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2017, we’re hosting a series of free events across the watershed where you can protect our beautiful waters and have fun while you’re at it!  If you attend at least 5 events, you’ll qualify for half-price admission to our Sunset Celebration on November 2nd. Attend all 9 of the events and get in for free! Learn more and register below.

Questions? Contact events@minnehahacreek.org or 612-803-2363.

Storm Drain Stenciling (4/29) | Kids' Fishing Clinic (5/6) | Bird watching at Carver Park (6/3) | SUNday FUNday (6/11) | Shoreline Garden Tour (7/15) | Greenway Cleanup (7/23) | Lake Hiawatha Cleanup (8/19) | Prairie Seed Collection (9/23) | Public Lands Day (9/30) | Sunset Celebration (11/2)

Birds, Birds, Birds

Lowry Nature Center, Carver Park, Victoria 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about birds at beautiful Carver Park! Activities include birdwatching, live raptors, identifying bird sounds/songs, guided hikes, kids' activites and more.  The event is free and open to all ages.

Register | Learn more

PaddleboardingSUNday FUNday

Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis
Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning of fun around the lake! Activities include canoeing, paddleboarding, mini golf, geocaching, a bike tour of local gardens hosted by Metro Blooms, a kids fishing clinic and more. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Shoreline gardenShoreline Garden Tour

Tonka Bay Marina, Tonka Bay
Saturday, July 15 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (1.5-hour tours at 10 am and 12pm; capacity limited)

Take a tour of gardens along Lake Minnetonka by boat. Michael Keenan and Sam Geer of Urban Ecosystems – and authors of "The Lake Minnetonka Guide to Shoreline Gardens” - will provide tips on how to create beautiful shoreline gardens. 

Register for 10 a.m tour

Register for noon tour 

Learn more

Greenway Cleanup

Knollwood Target Parking Lot, St. Louis Park
Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Clean up Minnehaha Creek in St. Louis Park and Hopkins by collecting, weighing, and disposing of trash. 

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Lake Hiawatha CleanupLake Hiawatha Cleanup

Lake Hiawatha, Minneapolis
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clean up Lake Hiawatha by collecting, weighing, and disposing of trash. You can collect trash from watercraft and on land.

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Prairie Seed Collection

Six Mile Marsh Prairie, Minnetrista
Saturday September 23, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collect prairie seeds at Six Mile Marsh so they can be used for planting. 

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Public Lands Day

Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Join in on the celebration for Public Lands Day at Coldwater Spring. Activities include a guided nature hike and tour of this historical site. 

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Sunset Celebration

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join in the celebration of MCWD’s 50th Anniversary and the amazing people who protect the lakes, streams and wetlands in this beautiful watershed. There will be live music, food and drink. Cost: $40 per person

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Past Events


Storm Drain Stenciling

Pamela Park, Edina
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

Keep Minnehaha Creek clean! Remove trash and other debris from storm drains, weigh & dispose of the debris, then spray paint stencil onto the curb.


Kid fishingKids' Fishing Clinic

Ron Schara’s Crappie Contest at Lord Fletcher’s, Lake Minnetonka
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Learn the skills needed to enjoy Minnesota's favorite pastime: fishing! This will include casting, fish identification, knot tying and more. All supplies provided.