We believe that everyone should be able to swim and fish in healthy rivers and lakes and drink clean water from our wells.

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Our Vision and Values

Clean River Partners is an environmental non-profit based in Northfield, MN dedicated to inspiring people and organizations to value, protect, and improve the Cannon River Watershed’s land and water. In order to serve the community in constructive ways, we focus on three core values: Resilience, Equity, and Engagement.

2022 City of Faribault Stormwater Poster Contest

The City of Faribault and Clean River Partners invite Faribault students in grades 2-5 to create an original poster on the theme of “Upstream, Downstream, Clean, Clean Clean/Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution”

The contest runs form Nov. 15-Dec. 16, 2022. Download and see the contest flyer for details. Contest winners in grades 2-3 and 4-6 will receive prizes including free passes to the Rec Center!

To learn more and download flyers and information about the program, click HERE.

Clean River Partners releases findings from its survey of consumer preferences for Kernza

With the University of Minnesota – Applied Economics Department and the University of Minnesota Extension – Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, we recently completed a study assessing consumer preferences for Kernza food products. Kernza is gaining in popularity, however, it is entering a competitive market. Our study found that consumers are willing to pay up to $2.10 more for a 14 ounce package of Kernza pancake and waffle mix compared to a whole grain counterpart. Taste, packaging, convenience, and emphasis on Kernza’s environmental benefits all make a difference! The first commercially available perennial grain, Kernza protects drinking water from nitrate contamination and builds soil health because it requires less fertilizers, irrigation and tilling compared to annual crops. Read the summary:

Clean River Partners Updates and Newsletters

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Our Video of The Month

Check out this video produced by Clean River Partners and the City of Northfield with advice on how to conserve water in your home!