Watershed by Bike
Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Saint Paul songwriter, poet and cycling advocate Ben Weaver on a short (4.5 mile) bike ride from the MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center through the Holland neighborhood and back to the Mississippi River. The group will make several stops en route to experience this watershed area and discuss questions such as: What is a watershed? How big is your watershed? How can we nurture a healthy relationship with the great Mississippi River through daily choices we make that impact the watersheds in which we live?
Along the ride, we’ll visit a home whose owner installed features throughout the yard to prevent water pollution by capturing rainwater for reuse. We’ll also notice the path water takes through the neighborhood to the river and take a snack break at the MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, situated on the riverbank. There, you’ll see raingardens and other features designed to stop rain runoff, and the pollution it carries, from entering the river. Expect to hear a little music and poetry as well. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join.
On the day of the ride we will meet at the MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center. The MWMO has a parking lot, should you choose to drive.
THIS EVENT WILL BE RAIN OR SHINE. If there is lightning or severe weather, the event will move indoors for a mini concert and watershed interpretive activity onsite in the MWMO building.
This ride will be led by Ben Weaver and is sponsored by the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association with a grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. If you have specific needs or questions, feel free to reach out Adelheid Koski at the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association: firstname.lastname@example.org