Action for clean water involves common sense choices, new habits and effort. We can do this together at home, at work and in our neighborhoods.

Master Naturalists learn to seine at Whitewater State Park

Master Naturalists learn to seine at Whitewater State Park.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum features art inspired by water. The museum is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River near downtown Winona and surrounded by naturalized gardens. An extensive permanent collection includes major pieces by the masters and touring exhibits Classes and social events are scheduled regularly.

National Eagle Center  Experience four bald eagles and one golden eagle up close at this world-class interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Extension  This statewide service has rich resources for farmers, gardeners, youth and all citizens who are interested in land and water issues. Find reliable information on their website and watch for local programs.

Master Naturalist Program  This course is regularly taught at Whitewater State Park. It introduces citizens to the natural history of the Big Woods|Big Rivers biome and connects students to conservation volunteer opportunities in our watershed. When coursework is completed, participants volunteer at least 40 hours annually with a conservation-related organization.

Master Gardeners  Minnesota’s Master Gardener course is open to people from all walks of life who want to promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods and healthy lives in their communities. It is offered locally through Minnesota Extension. To learn more call 651-565-5168 in Wabasha County, 507-457-6440 in Winona County, and 507-328-6214 in Olmsted County. 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources | Learn By Volunteering  Hands-on activities include making nest boxes, field desks, blocks or name tags; monitoring; or outdoor work at State Natural Areas, lakes and rivers. These are opportunities to learn, meet people and serve at the same time.

Soil & Water Conservation Agencies  Soil & Water Conservation District teams and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees work together closely in our watershed to help people learn on their own land, as volunteers, in seminars, and at events. Learn more here: Olmsted CountyWinona CountyWabasha County.

Want to learn more about watersheds and the way they work?  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Watershed Academy is a great way to dig in. The program has 50 learning modules.


Add opportunities for action to this list! Send information to: connect@mississippi-winonawatershed.org.