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Programs & Events
6 Bagels & Birds
10 Lifelong Learning: Solid Waste Tour
12-13 Nature at Night Youth Lock-in
17 OWLS Luncheon
17 Restoration Club
20 Trekking through Woods & Words
22 Nature Book Club
27 River Bend Boogie/ Candlelight Ski
29 Homeschool Program

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

Ski Trail and Fat Tire Bike Conditions

The trails were groomed Wednesday the 10th and are ready for skiing! They are in excellent condition. Stop by our Interpretive Center for a map of the trails of download one here. If you're not a skier but want to try it out come in and try out our rental skis!

For the fat tire bikers out there, the trails have been packed on the 19th. They are ready to go!

Hikers, bikers, and snowshoers please be extra careful to not walk on the ski tracks! The trails are plenty wide for everyone!

Life Long Learning LogoLife Long Learning-Trip to Rice County Soild Waste Treatment Plant RESCHEDULED to February 10th

Instructor: Paul Pieper
Find out about what happens to your recycling, garbage, and toxic wastes. Recycling and Hazardous Waste Supervisor Paul Pieper will take us on a tour of the Rice County Solid Waste Treatment Plant. Click here to register now!

Valentine's Day Youth Lock-in

Nature at NightCome discover what happens in nature at night during a youth-only lock-in with one of River Bend's naturalists! We will explore River Bend through activities such as a night hike, star gazing, games, and crafts. Pizza will be provided for dinner with s'mores for dessert. Breakfast is also provided. Wear warm clothes. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 6:00pm to Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 9:00am.

For youth ages 8 to 12 years old. Click here to register. Pre-registration required by February 5th, 2016.

Tree Recycling at River Bend

River Bend Nature Center has been working with Goat Dispatch to restore native habitat. In the winter the goats love to help recycle and will eat Christmas trees! Trees need to be bare (free of ornaments, metal, stand, flocked). You can recycle your tree or wreath by dropping it off at the River Bend Nature Center parking lot (next to the snow pile straight from the road) or calling to schedule a pickup at your curb.

To schedule your pick up in Faribault city limits, call River Bend Nature Center at (507) 332 – 7151. Pick up charges cost $5 a tree and $2 a wreath. Drop off at the nature center is free although free will donations are encouraged.

Science Club Sign-up

Parents/guardians of Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt Elementary school students who would like to sign their children up for Science Club, please see our Science Club registration page.


« 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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