Sustain Winona has partnered with the Izaak Walton League of America to host its first Winona Water Day, an educational, community engagement event centered around the state of water in Winona County. Attendees will have the chance to learn from and engage with several area organizations as well as receive information on volunteer opportunities, particularly stream monitoring with Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams initiative.
Several groups will have stations at Levee Park including Sustain Winona, Izaak Walton League, Healthy Lake Winona, the National Trout Center, Water Bar & Public Studio, Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Whitewater State Park with its LEGO watershed model. Rubio’s food truck will be on site for the entire duration of the event as well as the Winona Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first 75 people to check in will receive a ticket for a free meal at Rubio’s! In addition to food and interactive activities on site, there will also be chances to win giveaways.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The main event will be at Levee Park in downtown Winona. Shuttles will take event attendees to Saint Mary’s University for educational presentations on the conservation history of the area and to Gilmore Creek for interactive water monitoring demonstrations. Attendees are welcome to transport themselves to any station and participate at any time. This is a free event open to all ages.
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The Sustain Winona Partnership is a collaboration of the city, county and all of Winona’s educational institutions. To learn more about Sustain Winona visit www.sustainwinona.org/about.