The 10,000 Lakes
Festival is held at the beautiful Soo Pass Ranch, a 600+
acre nature and wildlife area nestled among dozens of lakes,
ponds, prairie and forest.
We consider ourselves stewards of this land and ask your
help in maintaining it. The grounds are used only 2 weeks
out of every year, allowing the abundant Minnesota plant
and wildlife to thrive here. Bald eagles, deer, turtles,
salamanders, fox and other rare animals call the Soo Pass
Ranch home. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
and other environmental agencies work hand in hand with 10KLF
to preserve the health and welfare of this area.
There are some simple steps you can take to help us maintain
this amazing place for years to come and reduce our impact
on Mother Earth.
B Green is an audience friendly
recycling program aimed at reducing the amount of landfill
waste generated by events at the Soo Pass Ranch. Less
Trash – Better
Planet! When you arrive at the campgrounds you will be given
two plastic bags – a dark one
for your trash, and a
clear one for your recycling. This year
we are making recycling even easier with WE B Green recycling
stations in the campgrounds, at the gates, and in the concert
bowl. In addition, there will be curbside pick
up at your campsite for trash and recycling during and after
Thank you in advance for keeping your campsite and the grounds
clean and for keeping your trash and recycling bags separate
so we can recycle as much waste as possible.
Please Carpool! There is plenty
of room in the campgroounds. Save gas, money and carbon emissions
by using one car.
Please help us Be Green and keep your trash (especially
cigarette butts) and recycled items separated and deposit
them at the numerous 24-hour Greening Stations located
throughout the venue.
10KLF features running water locations in all the campgrounds,
giving you the opportunity to wash off your plates and silverware
and keep even more waste out of the landfill.
Composting at the Ranch - Bring a Bucket
Our efforts last year resulted in 79 tons less wastein the
local landfill, including capturing over 50 tons of recycling.
This year we want to exceed that by encouraging more composting.
Simply bring a bucket, place your food waste into it after
your meal and bring it to one of the Recycling stations where
we will compost it and use it for fertilizer.
We are pleased to add Summit
Brewing to our
We B Green partners. Summit will be providing compostable
cups that we will turn into fertilizer and spread on the
grass in the concert bowl to keep it green after the fest.
If you are drinking a delicious Summit
Beer please dispose of the cups properly in the Compost
Bin at the WE B Green Recycling stations loctated thoughout
the Campgrounds and Concert Bowl.