Overview of the Project

WINTER PUBLIC VISITOR HOURS (November-March):
Thursday & Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

(Open on other days for special events
& programs - see our calendar.)

Come and explore!
There's lots to see and do!

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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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MARCH AT CASCADE MEADOW:

ALL MONTH in our OPEN HOURS:
Come explore the Rochester Public Utilities Energy Fun House, and experience the new LED lights first-hand! Play a family-friendly energy exploration game and take home a special RPU prize.

Thurs., March 12, 6:30-9:00pm
A celebration of Zumbro Wathershed Partnership's 10 years of working for "Cleaner Water and Fewer Floods." Come to for hors d'oeuvres and tastings fo wines from the local Salem Glen Winery. Hear about the past, present, and future from founders of ZWP. While this is a ZWP Member benefit, they are also asking participants to consider making a donation of $10/member and $15/non-member at the event. For more information, contact Kevin Strauss, Zumbro Watershed Partnership Education Coordinator, at 507-993-3411 or education@zumbrowatershed.org.

Thurs., March 24, 6:30-8:30pm
"Minnesota's Energy Update" Fresh Energy’s Michael Noble returns for a closer look at market-ready innovations and economic opportunities from clean energy and how they might play a role in the Destination Medical Center. Topics will include community solar, electric vehicles, and Gundersen Health System’s successful move to 100% clean energy.Part of our Winter Energy Program Series - Please register for this FREE event by email or phone: info@cascademeadow.org; 507-252-8133 x105.

Thurs., March 26, 6:00-8:00pm
"Get Out of the Dark: Smarter Home Lighting" LEDs, CFLs, watts, lumens, soft white, warm white, 2700 K . . . What does it all mean? This Rochester Community Education workshop will help you make sense of all of it so you can make smart decisions. Register for this class by calling 507-328-4000 - part of our Winter Energy Program Series.

Tues., March 31, 7:00-8:30pm
"Prairies & Pollinators: A Call for Restoration" Bee Shed educator Chris will give an overview on the natural history of prairies and of honeybees and explain how native plant restoration can support pollinators and benefit commercial food production. A biologist by training, Chris has proven this on his own rural property and other area sites! This is a FREE program, but please reserve your place by email or phone: info@cascademeadow.org; 507-252-8133 x105. For more information contact Megan Duffey Moeller, Rochester Public Works Department, 507-328-2440

WHAT YOU'LL SEE AND WHEN TO COME:

No dogs allowedPlease 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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