The 8th Annual TADO Event a Success!


Saturday, July 30th the Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District teamed up with Stearns County Parks, and Minnesota DNR, local sportsman′s clubs, businesses and others to host a day of family fun, where people were able to get hands-on instruction in a variety of outdoor activities! 

This year′s event will mark the eighth year of hosting the "Take a Day *OFF (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River" event. 


WJON article on the event (with video)


Newsleaders article


Event Sponsors

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with  Stearns County ParksMN Department of Natural Resources, local sportsmen's clubs and many more local partners are hosting this day of family fun, where participants can get hands-on instruction in a variety of outdoor activities.


We would like to thank the following sponsors as well, without their support this event would not be possible:

Archery Country

Axle Grill

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District

Bernick′s Pepsi

Bob Erickson author of Erickson′s Outdoor Adventures

Bill Gorcica Art & Design

BLEND Fit Kids Club

CentraCare Health

Central MN Boy Scouts 

Central MN Water Education Alliance

Clear Waters Outfitting Co.

Disc Golf Today

Foley Falcon Archery

Geyer Rental

Little Rock Lake Association


Mathew Hall Lumber

MN Department of Agriculture


Prairie Woods Learning Center

Recreation Rental in Atwater

Rice Area Sportsmen′s Club


Sauk Rapids Sportsmen′s Club

Sauk River Watershed District


St. Cloud Disc Gold Club

St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club

St. Cloud RSVP

St. Cloud State Campus Rec

St. John′s Outdoor University

St. Stephen Sportsment′s Club

Stearns County Pheasants Forever Chapter

Stearns County Sheriff′s Mounted Reserve

Stearns County Water Patrol

Trobec′s Bus Service

Water Ready Rental

Wildlife Forever

Wilderness Inquiry

Xcel Energy



For more information contact:

Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District
110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387
Ph: 320-251-7800 x3

OR email:

Take a Day OFF announcement

Unfortunately, we are sorry to announce that we will not be hosting Take a Day OFF* in 2017. 

We will be taking a year off to evaluate goals and logistical items. 

We sincerely appreciate your time attending the event.

Take a Day OFF Photos

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