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May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10 – $55
Join us for our outdoor Spring Gathering on Thursday, May 20 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Franconia Sculpture Park to celebrate the vital work we have done together and look ahead to the future!
As one of the St. Croix River Valley’s most striking locations, the Franconia Sculpture Park inspires thousands of visitors each year with a dynamic and diverse range of contemporary art inspired by nature and our ever-evolving world. We encourage all attendees to wear casual dress and comfortable shoes to explore the 50-acre outdoor museum and savor a spring evening. Our program will feature a presentation from author Natalie Warren (Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic, UMN Press).
Tickets include dinner, beverages, and all activities, with fun for the whole family:
- Find out what we’re working on across the watershed in the areas of environmental education, invasive species, forestry, water quality, and more
- Meet the Munch Bunch, goats that help restore prairie
- A delicious meal from local food trucks A Wandering Fire, Taqueria Los Paisanos, and Sasquatch Sandwiches
- A bonfire with a s’mores station
- Adult bar service
- Capturing a fun memory in a photo booth
- Live music featuring local musician Kyle Tennis
- …and more!
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 (rain or shine)
Time: 4:00-8:00 PM
Location: Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074
Adults 25+: $55
Students 18-25: $25
Youth under 18: $10
Registration is now closed. Please email us at info (at) wildriversconservancy.org with any questions.
Discover a new Riverway experience with our Silent Auction, now OPEN until May 20!
Thank you to our generous event sponsors!
Thank you to our friends at The Munch Bunch!
ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT BETHANY COX, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, FOR MORE INFORMATION.
A lifelong paddler and river lover, Natalie was one of the first two women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. She has since canoed the length of the Mississippi River and won first place in the Yukon River Quest in the women’s voyageur division, paddling 450 miles in fifty-three hours. A contributing writer to outdoor publications, she has worked with Bancroft Arnesen Explore, Wild Rivers Conservancy, and River Management Society, and she started a nonprofit to present urban rivers as natural, dynamic classrooms for youth. She is currently a PhD student in the Communication Studies department at the University of Minnesota studying Environmental Communication. Natalie lives in Minneapolis with her husband, daughter, and dog.