Events


Special Meeting (Members Only)

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 6:00p

The Depot, 204 3rd St W, Northfield, MN 55057

The Governance Committee is proposing an amendment to our bylaws. The proposed amendment is to add the following statement to the beginning of article 4.9 of our existing bylaws: If any member of the Board of Directors resigns, the Board of Directors may appoint an interim board member to fulfill that term. The rest of article 4.9 would remain as written, and no other changes to the bylaws are being proposed at this time.

Currently, Clean River Partners has no mechanism in our bylaws to elect someone to replace a resigning Board Member unless our board would be falling below our minimum size of 11 by such resignation. The Governance Committee recommends the above amendment, which will give us the ability to replace someone who resigns mid-term if we wish, but doesn’t compel us to do so unless we’d fall below our minimum size (as stated in the existing bylaw language).

The Special Meeting will be immediately before our board meeting. No other business can be conducted at a special meeting, so we’ll gavel in the special meeting, move for the amendment and have discussion on it, vote, and then gavel out the meeting. Any and all members are welcome to attend, discuss the amendment, and be part of the vote. There will be a regular board meeting immediately following the special meeting.

Plan to attend? Contact Teresa Tillson, our Administrative & Development Assistant, at teresa@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913. An rsvp is helpful so we can plan for your attendance (i.e. seating and beverages).

A Conversation About Climate & Agriculture

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 11:00a to 2:00p

Keepsake Cidery 4609 135th St. E, Dundas, MN, United States

Hosted by: Scott, Dakota & Rice County Farmers Unions in partnership with Clean River Partners. Businesses, policymakers, and the public are looking to agriculture for climate solutions. We want to hear from you about recent climate policies, programs, and investments!

Questions? Contact Lisa Holm (Minnesota Farmers Union) at lisa@mfu.org or (763) 607-4570.

Downstream Environmental Film Festival | Owatonna

Monday, October 2, 2023 | 5:00p to 7:30p

Meeting Room at the Owatonna Public Library, 105 N Elm Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060

This event highlights local, regional, national, and international filmmakers who use film to explore environmental justice and inspire us to care for water, land, and habitats of southern Minnesota.


Questions? Contact Hannah Mahr, our Community Engagement Coordinator, at hannah@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913.

Carbon Markets, Kernza®, and Water Quality Field Day

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 12:00p to 3:30p

White Barn Acres Farm, 19100 641st St., Kellogg, MN 55945

Join us at White Barn Acres for a Carbon Markets, Kernza®, and Water Quality field day to learn about emerging profit opportunities in farming. You’ll learn about Continuum Ag, a regenerative ag company providing farmers with carbon intensity scoring and agronomy services for soil health success; The new perennial dual use forage/grain crop, Kernza®, its emerging markets, and how it reduces nitrate leaching into drinking water, and benefits surface water quality; The Minnesota Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) and how it has helped local Minnesota farmers. Registration is available on our website. The event will be held rain or shine with indoor facilities and includes a meal. This event is supported by AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project grant no. 2020-68012-31934 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Questions? Contact Alan Kraus, our Conservation Program Manager, at alan@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913.

Cider on the Cannon

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10:00a to 12:00p

Keepsake Cidery & Events, 4609 135th St E, Dundas, MN 55019

This is your chance to learn about the Cannon River and the inspiring people who go above and beyond to protect it. Join us at Keepsake Cidery to learn about the state of the river, our organization, and an award ceremony to celebrate our Cannon River Champions. Enjoy some light refreshments, connect with the community, and wander down to the Cannon River from the cidery. (Weather permitting, you may want to wear your boots!)

Questions? Contact Teresa Tillson, our Administrative & Development Assistant, at teresa@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913.

Downstream Environmental Film Festival | Red Wing

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 5:30p to 8:00p

Hobgoblin Stoney End, 920 Highway 19 BLVD, Red Wing, MN 55066

This event highlights local, regional, national, and international filmmakers who use film to explore environmental justice and inspire us to care for water, land, and habitats of southern Minnesota.


Questions? Contact Hannah Mahr, our Community Engagement Coordinator, at hannah@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913.

Downstream Environmental Film Festival | Cannon Falls

Monday, November 6, 2023 | 5:30p to 8:00p

Tilion Brewing Company, 432 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

This event highlights local, regional, national, and international filmmakers who use film to explore environmental justice and inspire us to care for water, land, and habitats of southern Minnesota.


Questions? Contact Hannah Mahr, our Community Engagement Coordinator, at hannah@cleanriverpartners.org or (507) 786-3913.


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Image of a waterfall within the Cannon River