Upstream: Sharing Water Stories with Tea

upstream.png

VLAWMO is pleased to present a unique program in partnership with the White Bear Center for the Arts and Anna Metcalfe, an established local ceramic artist. The project is sponsored by VLAWMO's Community Blue grant program, and has been postponed for over a year due to COVID-19.  

“Upstream” seeks to build connections and share stories between strangers within a watershed. It starts with a tradition that most cultures share in some way: drinking tea. It is the mechanism by which stories about water are collected and shared. Each participant receives a cup printed with someone else’s story, and together we explore the depth of meaning and history that's all around us but is often overlooked. Participants will have opportunities to learn about the local watershed, attend community service events that support watershed projects such as raingardens, a local water walk, and attend a celebration event at the newly renovated White Bear Center for the Arts building this Fall. 

Click here for more on Upstream including a demonstration video. 

Register or sign-up to receive notifications on associated events here.

Participation is free, donations accepted. 

Recent Posts

Trailcam Adventures: Lambert Lake Pond and Meander

A look at the trailcam happenings near the Lambert Lake Pond and Meander.

2021 Watershed Awards

VLAWMO is pleased to introduce this year's annual watershed award recipients.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hisdahl's Trophy

HIsdahl's Trophy in White Bear Lake features a raingarden, underground downspout connection, and slope stabilization to accompany their new building at their Highway 96 location.

Upstream: Collecting and Connecting Stories About Our Water

A summary of the Upstream tea ceremony program and an opportunity to continue telling water stories.

2021 Cost-Share Recap

Each year residential and business cost-share projects help improve water storage, water quality, and soil health. Here are a few highlights from 2021.

More news

View all news