• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Event Details

  • 07/25/2014

    Location: St. Cloud, MN | Map Fee Information: Free, registration required Contact Name: Lark Weller (NPS Park Ranger) Contact Email: e-mail us
You are invited to join the National Park Service for the Mississippi River Forum--your opportunity to learn about issues impacting the Mississippi River, and to make sure other decision makers understand your perspective. Details for our special upcoming meetings are below. 

Please note: registration is limited for these tours, and pre-registration is required. The deadline to register for the St. Paul tour is June 16; RSVP by emailing or calling Lark Weller. 

"Where Does it Go When I Flush?"
Friday, June 20 from 9:30-11:00 a.m.(St. Paul) -AND-Friday, July 25 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.(St. Cloud)
Light refreshments provided. Free. 
NOTE: Pre-registration is required. RSVP by June 16 (St. Paul) andJuly 18(St. Cloud) to lark_weller@nps.gov.

Apologies, but did you know that when you Google "where does all the," "where does all the poop go" comes up as the fourth auto-fill option? Clearly, people want to know what happens to our sanitary waste once we're done with it. This is your chance to find out! The treatment of everything we flush or send down a drain is an essential, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. We didn't always treat the water leaving our homes and businesses, and the Mississippi River suffered greatly as a result. Floating mats of waste made the river virtually uninhabitable for fish and other wildlife, and the river was certainly not the recreational asset we can enjoy today. Join us for this special tour of our communities' wastewater treatment facilities, and learn how water from your home is treated before being returned to the Mississippi River! 

(Please note the above registration requirements and deadlines for participating in these tours.) 

LOCATIONS:St. Paul: Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant (2400 Childs Road, St. Paul, 55106)
St. Cloud: St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Facility (525-60th Street South, St. Cloud, 56301) 

The Mississippi River Forum is made possible by the generous support of the park's charitable partner, the Mississippi River Fund, and the McKnight Foundation.