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Programs & Events
21 WinterFest
24 Nature Book Club
30 Homeschool Science Day: Awesome Astronomy

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun Closed

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River Bend News & Notes
Winter Fest Poster

Christmas Tree & Wreath Recycling with Goat Dispatch

Christmas Tree RecyclingGive your real Christmas tree a second chance by recycling it. Jake and Amanda Langeslag, owners of Goat Dispatch, will use your trees and wreaths as a treat for their goat herd during the winter months, keeping your trees out of the landfill and providing enrichment for the goats. Donations to River Bend are encouraged for those dropping off a tree. Donations will be used to support our Restoration Club's land management work.

Recycle your tree/wreath by dropping it off in the marked area in River Bend's main parking lot (near the Interpretive Center). Trees and wreaths must be bare and free of ornaments, decorations, wires, metal, and stands, and must not be flocked or artificial. No tree pick-up is being offered. You may make your tree recycling donation online on our Christmas tree donation page.

Goats from Goat Dispatch will be at River Bend's WinterFest event on January 21st for participants to meet.

Now Accepting Applications for Seasonal Environmental Educators

It's the most wonderful time of the year--time to start putting together our 2017-2018 team of Seasonal Environmental Educators!! Please share with anyone that might be interested in being a part of our team! Follow this link for more details and the application process:

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Fall Newsletter Issue Online

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

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, introductions to our new staff members, deer hunt information for members and the public, a new Naturalist Notebook on the porcupine with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!

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Ski Trail Status

Condition: Good-Excellent

Thanks to the recent 4 inches of snow ski trails were groomed the afternoon of Wednesday the 11th.

Winter trail information

« Our mission is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. »
   River Bend Nature Center a donor-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
PO Box 186, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-0186 USA
 507.332.7151  |
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