Connecting Americans to the value of water in our lives.

Connecting Americans to the value of water in our lives.


July is MPR Water Month

In July the Water Main focuses on Minnesotans connections to water, with water-themed programming throughout Minnesota Public Radio’s shows, news, music, digital platforms, and live events. You’ll hear about water on MPR News, Classical, and the Current - on air, through live events, and on the web.



Come volunteer side-by-side with MPR hosts and staff in this event celebrating MPR Water Month. We will be busting buckthorn and other invasive plants from Talahi Woods, near Riverside Park in St. Cloud, MN, to improve water quality in the Mississippi River. The event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.

How do you get outdoors?

What are any barriers you encounter? What do you love about the outdoors? What do you wish you knew more about?

Tell us by filling out this form.

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Brought to you by the Water Main and MPR News, Outside in MN is an app that provides timely weather updates, events and how-to guides to prepare you for your next outdoor adventure.

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This summer, Minnesota Public Radio and the Water Main are encouraging Minnesotans to get outside. We need your help to curate the best summer events in Minnesota!

Submit your organization’s event recommendations by filling out this form.



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