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Programs & Events
7 Bagels & Birds
7 Ramble
11 Restoration Club
15 Fall Colors Walk
18 OWLS - River Bend Artificats
21 Animal Ambassadors - Snakes!
23 Homeschool Science Day
24 Nature Book Club
28 Bats, Bones, & Bonfires

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun from 9am to 2pm (Jun 1-Aug 31)

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River Bend Nature Center Ramble 2017


Science Club Registration Now Open!

Science Club will take place on Early Release days. Registration is now open!



New Program with McKinley Early Childhood-Nature Time

River Bend Nature Center and McKinley ECFE will be hosting a "Nature Time" a program for 3-5 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.


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 or call 507-332-7151.


Fall Newsletter Issue Online

Our fall newsletter issue is now online and available for you to read!


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!

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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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PO Box 186, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-0186 USA
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