Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 252-8133
Cascade Meadow seeks to support a conversation about the health of our communities, which we believe include our built and natural environments, our economy, and our social lives.
We support this conversation by serving as a regional resource for education on water, energy, and wetlands, and by partnering with others who support sustainable living. Learn more »
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Thurs., July 9, 7:45-9:00pm
Zumbro Watershed Partnership Board Retreat - Due to this Board event, there will be no "Water Ways Speaker Series" event this month, but look for it in August!
Tues.,July 14, 2:00-3:30pm
"Bee Hotels" A primary limiter in the population of native pollinators is a lack of suitable nesting habitat. Learn how you can give cavity-nesting bees a leg up in our yards by providing them with good egg-laying habitat... a Bee Hotel! Come ready to do a small amount of drilling and sanding. We’ll supply the materials for a small fee (please bring a drill if you can). Do your part; Do it Yourself! Cost: $5. Please register online using this LINK.
Tues., July 21, 7:00-8:30pm
"Book Reading: Nature, Culture, and Two Friends Talking" Biologist Kim Chapman and writer James Armstrong will read from their newly published collection of stories, poems, and essays, including two that touch on pollinators in our landscapes. In heartfelt prose and vivid language, these two friends give play back for the last thirty years of the environmental conversation in America.
Tues., July 28, 7:00-8:30pm
"Wasp Watchers!" Jennifer Schulz from the U of MN Extension Entymology Dept., coordinates this program. Learn how to become a Wasp Watcher volunteer to help in the biosurveillance of the Emerald Ash Borer. Believe it or not, the ground wasps provide valuable clues! For more information, contact Stormwater Educator Megan Duffey Moeller at 507-328-2440.
Please note: Although we love our furry best friends, we must ask that you leave your dog at home. This will protect the waters of Cascade Creek, protect the growing wildlife population in our wetlands, and ensure that all visitors can have close encounters with beautiful and fascinating plants and wildlife. Thank you for your cooperation.
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