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Programs & Events
16 OWLS - Timber Rattlesnakes
17 Let's Make Tracks
18 Family Fridays - Fire Starting and Shelter Building
19 Oh, For Goodness Snakes!
20 Macroinvertebrate Investigation
25 Family Fridays - Survival Competition!
26 Night Hike
2 Bagels & Birds
13 Restoration Club - Seed Collection
20 OWLS - Our Changing Climate
23 Animal Ambassadors
24 Restoration Club - Buckthorn Blitz!
25 Homeschool Science Day

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 News & Notes

River Bend is hiring!

Please see the job description for Resource Manager / Naturalist.  Apply 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 or call 507-332-7151.


Summer Newsletter Issue Online

Our summer 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 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!

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Summer camp 2017



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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« 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
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