|Every year Wilderness Inquiry helps hundreds of WaterFest visitors paddle voyageur canoes around Lake Phalen Park.|
WaterFest, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District’s spring festival of clean water, is quickly approaching! This year marks our 15th anniversary of this free community-building celebration. Each year several thousand people attend this collaborative event held in conjunction with St. Paul’s Get Out-of-Doors Day in late May. “A Water Wonderland” is the theme for this year.
WaterFest will be held at Lake Phalen Park on Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The festivities start off with Pre-fest lakeside yoga at 10 AM. Our Water Wonderland Celebration begins at 11:00 AM at the park amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes and join the fun!
|CHAT (Center for Hmong Arts and Talent) will emcee and coordinate the
afternoon WaterFest entertainment and performances at the amphitheater
Take a look at some of the new events and exhibitors below!
- Ups & Downs of the Watershed – a life-size board game
- Shrinking Wonders – a take-off on musical chairs
- Water Expanding Machine – Tracy’s invention will stump you!
- Water Olympics – Learn secrets about properties of water.
- A New Version of the Wading Pool – What belongs in our water?
- Catch-a-Critter with a Net – Harriet Alexander Nature Center leads this
- Discover clean water and get a free T-shirt (while supplies last)
- Complete Passport activities and get your passport stamped for each one.
- Enter to win gift certificates! Turn in completed Passport at the Information Booth.
- Minnesota China Friends
- Muscle Busting
- Local healthy food
- And more!
For a complete listing and schedule of all the WaterFest activities click HERE.
Check out our WEBSITE for additional details about volunteering and a map. Sign up to volunteer for a shift or two and then spend the rest of the day taking in all sorts of fun activities. For more information about volunteering, call Debbie Meister directly at 612-647-6816.
|Harding High Earth Club members make props
for the “Shrinking Wonder” water game.
were asked a few quick questions about WaterFest.
brings families together
in a learning environment
about our natural resources.
The fun and games turn into an
for the young and old.”
– Joe Fox
Linda goes on to highlight some of the other WaterFest activities, “Students of all ages lead hands-on activities and enthusiastically explain their projects. Experts are on hand to answer your questions about anything from native plants and their adaptability to survive with minimal care to how to identify and rid your property of pesky invasive plants. These and many more things can be experienced and enjoyed by all. And, did I mention that it’s all free?”
to spotlight their environmental goals.
Environmental and Natural Resources Commission sponsor environmental booths
to educate the community on clean water and
other issues that impact our watershed.”
a wonderful combination
of fun and information.”
husband of Debbie Meister,
|The Minnesota Well-Diggers Association lends their water
droplet costume for use at WaterFest each year.
We guarantee that you will enjoy WaterFest! And invite your friends and families to join you too!