photo: Angie Tillges


Because of the complex oversight, broad scale, and varied uses of the river, myriad organizations, businesses, and individuals claim ownership and have a vested interest in what happens along the river. However, each entity tends to work in isolation, unaware of others’ work. To truly capitalize on the opportunities in front of us, someone must hold the center, bring the different plans and players together, and form a coherent approach.

In that spirit, the Great River Passage Conservancy’s convenings have brought together more than 100 partners, including political leaders, Dakota tribal leadership, institutional leaders from City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Met Council and State Department of Natural Resources, and nonprofits such as the Center for Humanities, Friends of the Mississippi River, and Common Roots.

Click on the links below to browse the convenings we have held over the years in an effort to connect people to place to project.


East Side River District 2023 Convening – December 14, 2023

River Connectors Program Convening – December 9, 2021

East Side River District 2021 Convening – October 28, 2021

Common Water Raises All Boats – December 17, 2020

Designing With the River Virtual Speaker Series – Fall 2020

Dakota and Agency Partner Convening – December 17, 2019

River Connectors Program Convening – March 6, 2019

East Side River District Project Updates Convening – June 14, 2018

East Side River District Walk-About – October 18, 2017

Creating an East Side Vision – March 3, 2017

Common Water Raises All Boats – January 12, 2017