River Bend Nature Center and McKinley ECFE will be hosting a "Nature Time" a program for 3-4 year olds entirely outdoors. Themes will include subjects such as: Trees and Me, Pollinator Party, and Numbers in Nature. For more information, questions, or to register follow this link.
Our public input meeting scheduled for August 30th has been postponed. A reschedule date will be determined by September 1, 2017.
No Deer Management Hunt in 2017
Given a very successful hunt in 2016, River Bend staff and Board of Directors has made a decision that we will not hold a deer management hunt in 2017. We will continue to monitor this year's population, and use the data collected to drive our decision making process in 2018. We are listed in the MN DNR hunt regulation booklet, but we will not be holding a 2017 deer hunt.
Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to email@example.com or call 507-332-7151.
The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, a new Naturalist Notebook on theTimber Rattle snake with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!
We had a great evening honoring all of those that help make River Bend the amazing place that it is. We can't thank you enough for all that you do!
Come See the New Prairie Wall Mural in our Interpretive Center
This February River Bend Nature Center began taking on the ambitious project to paint its north wall as a giant prairie mural. One of our Environmental Educators, Elsa Litecky, spearheaded this project, and with the help of a few volunteers they have made some great progess! Swing in and check it out for yourself!
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