Adventure Stewardship’s 2017 Three Rivers Project is a 1,200 mile place based exploration and litter clean-up of three sacred and powerful rivers – the Mississippi, Minnesota, and Namekagon/St. Croix
Exploring Place. Observing Relationships. Connecting Stories and People.
Our intention is to journey 1,200 miles on these life-sustaining waterways to deepen our sense of connection to place. We are collectors of stories and observers of relationships founded in meaning with the water. Flow with us as we clean-up litter and interweave people, place, and time to share stories aimed to promote ripples of positivity.
Rough map of ASA’s 2017 Three Rivers Project (photo credit Gear Junkie).
River outlines: Mississippi – red, Minnesota – green, Namekagon and St. Croix – purple.
JUNE: Namekagon/St. Croix Rivers 235 river miles
- From the source at Lake Namekagon, WI flowing west into the St. Croix and south to the confluence with the Mississippi River near Prescott, WI.
- Phase one is COMPLETE! We officially paddled 237 miles in 15 days and removed 736 pounds of litter. Check out the details on our trip progress page.
JULY: Minnesota River 335 river miles
- Flowing from Big Stone Lake on the MN/SD border to its confluence with the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN.
- Phase two is COMPLETE! We officially paddled 302 miles in 26 days and removed 4,983 pounds of litter. Details on the Trip Progress page.
SEPT/OCT: Mississippi River 622 river miles
- Starting in the headwaters on Lake Itasca to the southeastern corner of Minnesota in the bluff town of Winona.
We are partnered with the Packing it Out Initiative and their 2017 team will be joining us to paddle the Mississippi portion of this project!