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 »
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society's Renewable Energy Tour
Cascade Meadow joins five other sites in Rochester for this free state-wide event highlighting renewable energy systems and sustainable features.
More Information at Renewable Energy Tour
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Solar Energy for your Home or Business
An overview of solar electric and solar heating systems will be presented. There will be many photos of solar installations so that you can get a good idea of what they look like and how they are installed. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. The instructor is the operations manager of Solar Connection, a solar energy design and installation company located in Rochester. Free, but registration required.
More Information: Solar Connection
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Get Out of the Dark – Making sense of home lighting purchases
Deciding what lighting to purchase for your home can be a confusing process…LEDs, CFLs, watts, lumens, soft white, warm white, 2700 K…what does it all mean? LEDs may use the least amount of energy, but they may not be the best choice for every room in your home. This workshop will help you make sense of all of it so you can make smart decisions. Free, but registration required.
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Neighborhood Energy Challenge Workshop
Neighborhood Energy Challenge (NEC) is a full-service residential energy audit program that includes:
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.
Discover how we've infused the design, construction, and operation of our site with thoughts of our impacts on the ecological and social communities we share.