“Make Waves” at WaterFest 2017. This free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes offers fun and an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean water, wildlife, and land and water conservation. Start the day with a Voyageur canoe, paddleboat, canoe, kayak or a solar pontoon boat ride, learn to fish or participate in a fishing contest.
For landlubbers, the fun continues with water games, a water arcade, climbing walls, jump castle, native plant giveaway, Passport Odyssey with great prizes, live animals, landscaping, watershed and art exhibits, music and dance, pre-fest (10:30am) lakeside yoga, food for purchase and lots more!
In April 2016, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) received the Sustainable Saint Paul Environmental Education Award for WaterFest. It was noted as “an event for all ages, with the vision that everyone can play a role in protecting our water resources.” The City of Saint Paul combines their “National Get Outdoors” celebration with WaterFest, sponsoring arts and crafts, the jump castle, climbing wall, archery and face painting.
In addition to RWMWD, WaterFest 2017 is sponsored by the cities of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Roseville, Little Canada, Shoreview, North St. Paul, White Bear Lake and Landfall, Capitol Region Watershed District, Ramsey County, Barr Engineering, Met Council Environmental Services, MN Native Landscapes and other partners.
Volunteers and exhibitors - REGISTER above! In the correct registration category, select 1 (or quantity if registering a group) in the dropdown box. Click CHECKOUT. Volunteers receive a FREE WaterFest t-shirt. Exibitors, register by May 15 to be included in our WaterFest brochure.
For more WaterFest information, including a detailed event schedule and map, sponsor list and photos go to http://www.rwmwd.org.