5th Annual TADO Event a Success!
On Saturday, August 10 the 5th annual Take a Day OFF* "*Outdoor Family Fun" event was held on the Mississippi River north of Sartell All in attendance had a chance to have fun and get re-connected to our natural world. There were a number of free outdoor recreational opportunities to take part in: casting and fishing from shore, paddling a canoe and traveling down the Mississippi, high-tech treasure hunts using GPS units, riding in a pontoon and watching DNR demonstrate fish survey (electrofishing) techniques, laser shooting range, archery, wild animals up close, building a birdhouse to take home, finding out about the water in our world, seeing an old time fur trader and more! It was definitely a day OFF; Outdoor Family Fun.
This year we celebrated MN State Water Trails 50th Anniversary. We had many opportunities to get on the Mississippi River than in the past- Canoe Paddle, Kayaks, Pontoon Tours, Electro-fishing Demos, Large Voyageur Canoe, and Paddle Boards!
For more info on the Minnesota State Water Trails see www.mndnr.gov/watertrails
Where: Stearns County Mississippi River Park-41300 County Road 1, Rice, MN 56367 (seven miles North of Sartell)For More Information Contact:
Stearns County SWCD @ 320-251-7800 ext. 3
Take a Day OFF 2012 Photos
The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with Stearns County Parks, Benton County, St. Cloud State University, MN Department of Natural Resources and many local partners are hosting this day of family fun, where folks 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:
Sauk Rapids Sportsmen's Club
Rice Sportsmen's Club
St. Stephen Sportsmen's Club
Two Rivers Campground and Tubing
Clear Waters Outfitting Co.
Natural Parks and Trails Coalition
Friends of the Graves Farm
Archery in our Schools Program-Sartell Middle School
St. Cloud Fly Angels Club
St. John's Arboretum
Sauk River Watershed District
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
Central MN Water Education Alliance
Trobec's Bus Service
St. Cloud Optimist Club
Miller Auto & Marine
Central MN Council-Boy Scouts of America
Bill Gorcica Art & Design
American Red Cross
MN Mater Naturalist Program
Al "Shamus" Lindholm
St. Cloud RSVP
Little Rock Lake Association
US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Wild Turkey Federation
Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District
110 2nd Street South, Waite Park, MN 56387
Ph: 320-251-7800 x3
Archery - Fishing - Nature Hikes - MN Native Wildlife - Electro Fishing Demos - Kayaking - Canoeing - Kids Games - Birdhouse Building - Frisbee Golf - Laser Shooting - Animal Pelts - Casting -Geochaching - Native Plantings - Buckthorn Walking Sticks - Nature Art - Kids Give-Aways - Wonders of Water - Family Picnics - River Shore Landscaping - Mississippi River Pontoon Tours - And More Family Friendly Fun!