Introducing the Junior Watershed Explorer Program

The Junior Watershed Explorer workbook is a great way for children and families to learn about water resources and explore the Vadnais Lake Area watershed. The book includes a variety of puzzles, art activities, and locations to visit for kids of all ages!

Click here to download the workbook

The first 20 completed workbooks will get a FREE "Junior Watershed Explorer at work" T-shirt.  Shirts reserved for families and children who live, work in, or go to school in the VLAWMO watershed. 

Hardcopies are available for free pick-up at the Vadnais Heights City Hall. 

Be one of the Watershed Explorer Superheroes! When the workbook is completed, we'd greatly appreciate your feedback to help guide the program into 2021 and beyond.

Click here for program evaluation and feedback

Introduction & Overview: 

A conversation with the program creators

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