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 »

Click to see our October Newsletter!

Click to see details about a new program series! The Future of Waste
is a series of presentations, local site tours, and a fix-it clinic to engage in a community conversation on sustainable solid waste systems.

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OCTOBER AT CASCADE MEADOW:

Thurs., October 9, 6:30-7:30pm
"The Zumbro in Words & Pictures" John Weiss, Outdoors Reporter for the PB, has spent years exploring the Zumbro River by canoe. He'll give us a “reporter’s eye view” of the river now and how it’s changed over time. This is part of Zumbro Watershed Parnership's monthly "Waterways Speaker Series" - contact Kevin Strauss for more information at 507-993-3411 or education@zumbrowatershed.org

Tues., October 14, 7:00-8:30pm
"Our Birds, Our Climate, Our Choices" Join us to hear from Matthew Anderson, director of the Minnesota Audubon Society.  He’ll be discussing the Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report and its predictions about how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. The results are shocking, even the possible loss of our state bird, the Common Loon.

Tues., October 28, 7:00-8:30pm
“Backyard Composting” Learn about the benefits of composting, practical ways to make it part of your routine, the different types, and more.  Our teacher will be Sara Sturgis, Education Director Bluff Environmental Learning Center, who also oversees the FoodWISE program that aims to eliminate cafeteria food waste. This is a FREE program, but please reserve your place by emailing info@cascademeadow.org or calling 507-252-8133 ext 105.

Thurs., October 30, 3:00-4:30pm
"TOUR: Rochester Water Reclamation Plant" Join us at the Plant (MAP) for a presentation and tour! The water we flush and drain is a big part of a community’s waste story- come check it out! Be prepared to walk at least one mile, including some stairs. This is a FREE program, but please reserve your place by emailing info@cascademeadow.org or calling 507-252-8133 ext 105.

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.

LET US TELL YOU ABOUT OUR BUILDING!

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.