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 November 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.

Click photo above or header below to go to the complete Events calendar.

NOVEMBER AT CASCADE MEADOW:

Please note! Cascade Meadow will be closed for the entire Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the holiday!

Thurs., November 13, 6:30-7:30pm
"Zumbro River History" Dan Borcherding, Civil Engineer and Map Historian, will reveal what the Zumbro River looked like almost 200 years ago. We may even hear from a "ghost" from the expedition that got lost and ended up in our area at that 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

Sat., November 15, 10:00am-2:00pm
"The Future of Waste: Fix-It Clinic"
How to reduce what we throw away? Fix it! Bring an item that needs fixing, and a skilled volunteer will help you troubleshoot and repair it. Reserve your place for this FREE program by emailing info@cascademeadow.org or calling 507-252-8133 ext 105.
(And if you have skills in soldering, computers, or electrical repair, or sewing and like teaching others, volunteer to help by contacting Stefan Theimer, 507-252-8133x104.)

Tues., November 18, 3:30-5:00pm
“TOUR: Olmsted County Waste to Energy Facility” See what goes on behind the doors of this important place. Join us at the facility (2122 Campus Dr SE, Rochester - map) for this guided tour. Reserve your place for this FREE program by emailing info@cascademeadow.org or calling 507-252-8133 ext 105.

Tues., December 2, 7:00-8:30pm
"EXPERT PRESENTATION: Reduce Waste With Chemistry" Learn how Reichel Foods has used advance applied chemistry to achieve an industry’s longest shelf life for prepared fresh fruits and vegetables. And this is just one of the waste reduction and resource conservation techniques this company uses! Reserve your place for this FREE program 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.