Overview of the Project

Open Thurs, Fri., & Sat.,
10:00am to 4:00pm

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

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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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MAY at CASCADE MEADOW:

Thurs., May 14, 6:30-7:30pm
"From Field to Stream: Measuring Runoff in the Root River Watershed" Run-off from farmland contributes the majority of sediment and chemical pollution in MN rivers and streams. Hear Kevin Kuehner, MN Dept. of Agriculture, describe local farmer leadership in addressing this, what they’ve been finding in the Field to Stream study, and how this research could lead to “Cleaner Water and Fewer Floods” in the Zumbro Watershed. This program is part of Zumbro Watershed Partnership's monthly "Water Ways Speaker Series" at Cascade Meadow. For more information, visit www.myzumbro.org or contact Kevin Strauss, ZWP's Education Coordinator, at education@zumbrowatershed.org or 507-993-3411.

Tues., May 26, 6:30-8:30pm
"Damsels & Dragons of WI and MN" Megan Duffey Moeller, Stormwater Educator for the City of Rochester, will let us know how we can “Keep it Clean” for ourselves and for wildlife. Dan Jackson, President of the WI Dragonfly Society, will then provide a fun and informative introduction to the insect order odonata, which includes dragonflies and damselflies. Dan is an expert on birding, dragonflies, butterflies, and the art of digiscoping. This program is FREE of charge, and pre-registration is not necessary. It's co-hosted by Rochester Stormwater Management and the Zumbro Valley Audubon Society. For more information contact Megan Duffey Moeller, 507-328-2440 (www.rochesterstormwater.com).


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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