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

Learn more and join us!

We’re Hiring

Click Here to learn more about the Administrative and Development Assistant position we’re hiring at Clean River Partners.

Plant a Rain Garden Workshop

Thursday, March 16th, 6:00-9:00 pm, Conference Room 116, Northfield Community Education Center, 700 Lincoln Pkwy, Northfield, MN 55057

Rain Gardens with their native plants beautify your lawn while also capturing and cleaning stormwater before it enters our rivers and lakes. What’s more, the City of Northfield and Dakota County SWCD will reimburse homeowners for part of the cost of installing a rain garden. Join Clean River Partners and City of Northfield staff to learn about the benefits of rain gardens, and how to plan and install your own rain garden. You’ll learn where to put a rain garden, how to choose the right plants, and what city and county cost-share programs exist to help you pay for the rain garden. Please bring your questions and your ideas in-person class. This class is sponsored by the City of Northfield.​

To register for this free workshop through Northfield Community Education, Click Here
Or visit https://northfieldschools.ce.eleyo.com/ and search for “rain garden.”

Join the Clean River Partners Board!

You care about clean water.

Maybe you helped to pull tires from the river, planted a rain garden, added a cover crop to your farming rotation, visited a new wildlife management area, or enjoyed paddling a river or lake. This year we welcomed Jennifer Tonko as our next Executive Director to help manage the day-to-day leadership of the organization and help us reach new goals. But it isn’t just the Executive Director who leads CRP. This is a team effort and Jennifer and the staff need the Board of Directors to help them with setting policies, managing finances, helping at events, connecting to new people, and embodying CRP’s core values of Resilience, Equity, and Engagement.

Can you lend a hand on the Board of Directors? Click Here to apply!

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.
CRP awarded MDA Crop Research Grant
Previous Research Published in Agronomy Journal The Minnesota Department of Agriculture awarded Clean River …
Like a Watershed: Looking Forward by Reflecting on Clean River Partners’ Past
As we welcome our Executive Director Jennifer Tonko, we are met with …

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