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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Thursday, August 6, 3:00 p.m.
Beautiful Blooms Wetland Walk
August is the perfect time to experience the wetlands and prairie at Cascade Meadow in full bloom. Come for a naturalist-guided walk in our colorful and diverse wetland and prairie habitats. Plan for off-trail walking in tall vegetation- boots or sturdy shoes and long pants.
Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m
Planting with Natives
They resist droughts, provide wildlife habitat, and reduce erosion - Native flowers and grasses do it all! Come learn about the importance of native plants and why you should include them in your urban and suburban landscapes. We will discuss how to design your landscape with native plants in mind and what type of maintenance is involved (less than turf grass!).
This program is FREE and no registration is required (except for childrens'-activity participants- see below).
New in 2015!
Parents, bring your kids (age 6-12) along and we'll provide some kid-friendly hands-on activities. Participants should come dressed for the outdoors and wear sturdy shoes. Interested? Please call ahead so we know to expect you: 507-252-8133. Parents of kids participating in activities must be attending the presentations.
Presentations start at 6:30 p.m., but arrive as early as 6:00 p.m. to browse the gallery of informational booths by local organizations and businesses who share a passion for native plants!
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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