A Free Family Festival
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Phalen Park Pavilion, St. Paul
North of Phalen Dr. & Wheelock Pkwy.Families from around the Twin Cities are invited to a day of lakeside fun at WaterFest 2010. Sponsored by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, the cities of St. Paul, Maplewood and North St. Paul and other partners, WaterFest is a celebration of our clean lakes and an opportunity for hands-on learning about the water quality, wildlife, and special ecological features of our beautiful watershed.
Kickoff WaterFest with a parade featuring students, clowns and mascots at 10 AM. Enjoy activities throughout the day including:
· Fun 5K Walk/Run around Lake Phalen (a large clock will be available for self-timing)
· Raindrop Mystery Tour for prizes
· Discovery Hunt for Geocachers
· Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoe rides
· Kid’s fishing lessons and fish demonstrations
· Rain garden tours and native plant give-aways
· Raptors and other live animals (10 AM to noon)
· Clowns, art and water games
· Student artistic, scientific and service project displays
· Professional exhibits on landscaping, shorelines, watersheds and ecosystems
· Clean streets mean clean water – Street sweeper, snowplow and storm drain stenciling demonstrations
· Photos with LEAP Frog
· Food for sale at the Pavilion
· An opportunity to watch the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s 17th Annual Solar Boat Regatta on the beach from 10 am to 4 pm. Middle-and high-school students and individuals compete in a number of races. www.mnrenewables.org
Everyone can play a role in protecting our water resources. At WaterFest 2010 we will help families make the connection between activities in our neighborhoods and the health of local lakes, streams and wetlands. This free event is also an opportunity to celebrate spring and enjoy one of the lakes that makes our area a great place to live!
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District is bounded by the I-694/494 corridor and 35E and the Mississippi River, which encompasses sections of North St. Paul, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Oakdale, Woodbury, Landfall, Gem Lake and St. Paul. The District works to protect and improve local water quality and natural resources. For more information, call Louise Watson at 651-792-7956 or visit the website at www.rwmwd.org.