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Water Music Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs.

Water Music Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Friday, June 21, 2024

Gather at the park entrance, 7pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

There is so much to celebrate the day after summer Solstice: the official commencement of Summer, strawberries, the longest days of our year, the Coldwater racoon up in the tree watching us as we watch him stuffing mulberries in his mouth, the song—Summertime.

This month we nibble our way to the Spring House for the concert. The concert is an ancient improvisation performed by birds, insects and groundwater splashing out of the Platteville limestone bedrock for the benefit of all singers. We sing the Coldwater prayer: Coldwater Spring, Mother. Coldwater Spring flowing clean. Coldwater Spring, Mother. Coldwater Spring, Blessed Be.

Coldwater’s song to us is a soul shower.

Friends of Coldwater are grateful that this ancient spring still flows although down from 144,000 gallons per day before the Highway 55 reroute in the 1990s to about 66,000 gpd. Water is what climate change is all about: floods, droughts, warming oceans and extreme weather that makes the daily news.

Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota sacred site. Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 11,000-year-old landscape ancestor and the people whose dust we stand upon. So we return and return to remember the spirits that feed this Indigenous sacred site.

Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs each month since 2000. Traditional group howl when the moon peeks out.

Sunset 8:08 pm (19-minutes later than last full moon)
Moonrise 9:30 pm (1-minute earlier than last month)
15-hours, 37-minutes of daylight, the longest long day of the year
Moment of the full moon: 8:08 pm
Raindrops take 8 minutes traveling at 14.5 mph to reach Earth from 10,000 feet.

DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just north of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.
Free. All welcome.

#FullMoonWalk #FullMoon #ColdwaterSprings #MinneapolisNature

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Gather at the park entrance, 7pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

There is so much to celebrate the day after summer Solstice: the official commencement of Summer, strawberries, the longest days of our year, the Coldwater racoon up in the tree watching us as we watch him stuffing mulberries in his mouth, the song—Summertime.

This month we nibble our way to the Spring House for the concert. The concert is an ancient improvisation performed by birds, insects and groundwater splashing out of the Platteville limestone bedrock for the benefit of all singers. We sing the Coldwater prayer: Coldwater Spring, Mother. Coldwater Spring flowing clean. Coldwater Spring, Mother. Coldwater Spring, Blessed Be.

Coldwater’s song to us is a soul shower.

Friends of Coldwater are grateful that this ancient spring still flows although down from 144,000 gallons per day before the Highway 55 reroute in the 1990s to about 66,000 gpd. Water is what climate change is all about: floods, droughts, warming oceans and extreme weather that makes the daily news.

Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota sacred site. Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 11,000-year-old landscape ancestor and the people whose dust we stand upon. So we return and return to remember the spirits that feed this Indigenous sacred site.

Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs each month since 2000. Traditional group howl when the moon peeks out.

Sunset 8:08 pm (19-minutes later than last full moon)
Moonrise 9:30 pm (1-minute earlier than last month)
15-hours, 37-minutes of daylight, the longest long day of the year
Moment of the full moon: 8:08 pm
Raindrops take 8 minutes traveling at 14.5 mph to reach Earth from 10,000 feet.

DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just north of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.
Free. All welcome.

#FullMoonWalk #FullMoon #ColdwaterSprings #MinneapolisNature

Contact Us

Friends of Coldwater Website

Facebook

Maps