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Programs & Events
18 Maple Syrup Open House
22 Restoration Work Day
28 Nature Book Club
29 Restoration Work Day
1 Bagels and Birds
12 Restoration Work Day
19 O.W.L.S
23 Restoration Work Day
6 Maple Syrup Fun Run & Pancake Brunch
10 Restoration Work Day

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

Summer camp 2017Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

The River Bend Nature Center staff welcomes your family to Summer Camps 2017! We are excited to offer camps for children and youth ages three to sixteen. We have expanded camp sessions in our most popular camps and we're also offering two- to three-day specialty camps that your children can take individually or combine to make a week-long camp experience.


River Bend is Hiring!

We are hiring for our 2017-2018 team of educators!! Please share with anyone that might be interested in being a part of wonderful organization! Follow this link for more details and the application process:

Winter Newsletter Issue Online

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

The newsletter features an article from executive director Breanna Wheeler, a new Naturalist Notebook on the Night Hawk with original illustration by Moe Brand, news and notes, volunteer opportunities, upcoming calendar of events, and more!

Prairie Wall Mural

This February River Bend Nature Center will be taking on an ambitious project to paint its north wall as a giant prairie mural. We are looking for volunteers to help paint this mural and help from the community by donating old interior latex wall paint and acrylic paints in greens, browns, blacks, whites, yellows, and blues. If you are interested in volunteering to paint please email our Environmental Educator in charge of this project, Elsa Litecky, at for more details about the project. We appreciate your support and understanding as the mural comes together over the next month and we hope to see you stop by sometime to see it all come together. We will also be posting updates on our Facebook page so check back for sneak peeks as the wall comes together!

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Ski Trail Status

Condition: CLOSED

The trails are unable to be packed for skiing due to a lack of snow. All trails are open to walking. Biking is permitted, but please avoid wet and muddy trails.


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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