Wilderness Voyager canoes travel between the Phalen Channel and Phalen Lake.
WaterFest 2017, held on June 3rd at Lake Phalen in St. Paul, was a busy, fun-filled event with well over 2,000 attendees. The temperature reached 88 degrees and the sun was shining. It was a perfect day for this year’s festival.
Thank you to all our wonderful partners, exhibitors, volunteers, sponsors and you who attended – the people who love to “Make Waves!” And a big round of applause for our WaterFest consultant who helps make it all happen – Debbie Meister!
The photos below provide a great overview of the event.
|This band was a great hit!|
|CHAT – The Center for Hmong Arts and Talent – helped coordinate performances.|
|It’s never too early to learn the finer points of fishing.|
|The pier provided a great place to offer tips for fishing.|
|Kids signing in to get their wristbands for Voyager canoes|
|Frogtown Green “Don’t Feed the Algae” display|
|Wilderness Inquiry provides paddling equipment and instruction for all ages.|
|“I hope somebody’s balancing this thing!”|
|The MN Army National Guard provides a challenge with the climbing wall.|
|The kayaks and support at the boating dock were provided by St. Paul Parks and Rec and Twin Cities Paddle Sports.|
|Capital Region Watershed District provided several displays that helped teach about water pollution and ways to prevent it.|
|Dana Boyle brought attention to Tamarack Nature Preserve while painting a portrait of a marsh cinquefoil.|
|Which water did you like best at the Water Bar?
Photo Credit: Carrie Magnuson
|Maplewood Nature Center brought toads and salamanders.|
|Anna Beining, RWMWD Intern, at the natural resources display.|
|Senator Foung Hawj checks out one of the reptiles.|
|Which kind of surface creates the least runoff?
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provided the answers.
|Thanks to the parking lot attendants led by Terry Noonan and Joe Fox for their good work.
(Terry Noonan pictured above on left.)