Stand Up MN is adding some new fun events to our agenda- the first being a date night this Wednesday. The date includes a paddle adventure ending at the Nicollet Island Amphitheater for a movie in the park. This Wednesday night the movie showing is always a fan favorite- Top Gun! We will prepare a small picnic basket for you and your date to enjoy while you watch the movie. This is a unique experience to enjoy in Minneapolis, and a perfect way to spend a beautiful Minnesota summer evening.
As a whole there will be 3 date nights this summer, the other two events will be taking place in St. Paul and ending on Raspberry Island with the movie in the park showing at that location. The dates and movies for that location are:
August 30th- Maltese Falcon
September 6th- Casablanca
These events are limited to 6 couples, $150/per couple so reserve your spot today!
The reason? An invasive species called Asian Carp. You might already be familiar with this particular fish (or maybe not). Regardless, the National Park Service has compiled a great overview about the Asian Carp and its impacts.
Lock and Dam No.1 is the last line of defense for the Mississippi River north of Minneapolis where the Asian Carp has not yet established itself as well as an abundance of Minnesota lakes and rivers. We encourage all paddlers and boaters to join us and our partners in the boycott of Lock and Dam system in the Twin Cities. Together we can protect this important resource we all enjoy so much!
For further involvement, check out http://stopcarp.org/ to join the fight to close Lock and Dam No.1 for good!
Stand Up MN is excited to be partaking in Pride this year by creating our inaugural PRIDE PADDLE on Friday, June 28th at 6 pm! We will be stand-up paddling the Mississippi River, right here in Minneapolis! Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bi, Trans, Ally, come celebrate who you are! Open to groups or individuals! All are welcome!
If you haven’t paddled with us before, or have some new friends who want to try it, this is the perfect event for it. That being is said it is only available to the FIRST 18 PEOPLE who register! So take advantage of some time out on the river before heading to the other great activities planned that weekend.
Tours are being offered at a discounted rate of $49, come experience the Mississippi River with us!