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10 Wood Carving
11 Women in Nature: Prairie Plant ID
14 Outdoor Skills Day
17 OWLS Luncheon Series
29 Homeschool Program: All About Insects

Trail Hours
Daily from 6am to 10pm

Interpretive Center Hours
Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm
Sat from 9am to 4pm
Sun Closed

Wood Frogs

Summer Camp
River Bend News & Updates

Interpretive Center Closed for Labor Day

River Bend's Interpretive Center will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We'll reopen Tuesday morning at 8am. Trail remain open from 6am to 10pm Monday and every day. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Driving to River Bend During Road Construction

One of the main roads to River Bend, Division St E, is closed for construction. For a map and directions for the alternate route, please visit our Directions to River Bend web page. If you get lost along the way, just give us a call (during business hours) at 507.332.7151 and we'll be happy to assist.

Accepting Applications for Deer Management Hunt

Deer hunters interested in the River Bend Nature Center’s deer management hunt in November are invited to submit an application. This is an archery hunt only.

Archers can obtain an application by visiting River Bend’s office during regular hours, downloading the application materials below or by emailing kaytlan@rbnc.org. The application deadline is September 15th and all hunters will be notified by September 22.

Application Documents:
Deer Hunt Application - Historical Perspective & Management Options - Management Hunt Requirements & Regulations

The deer management hunt will be the sixth at River Bend. While those hunts were considered successful by River Bend’s staff, the deer population is exceeding River Bend’s desired herd size for the centers ecological health.  An archery hunt will take place from November 8th through November 11th. Only selected hunters will be eligible to participate. Those selected will be required to purchase from the DNR a license, an any sex deer tag, and attend at least one of two orientation sessions.

Long Time Gone Concert September 6th

River Bend Nature Center presents our first Music in Nature series concert featuring bluegrass band Long Time Gone! Long Time Gone isn’t just about traditional bluegrass. The band branches out into old-timey songs of the 1920s and original songs written by band members. Double fiddle tunes, a touch of Celtic, hard driving banjo instruments and quite a bit of instrument swapping keeps Long Time Gone show entertaining.

Join us on the Trailside Center lawn from 1-4pm on September 6th for this fun and entertaining River Bend concert! Buy Long Time Gone tickets now!

Save the Date!

River Bend Nature Center's annual Ramble fundraising dinner and auction will take place October 11th, 2014 at the Faribault American Legion. We're planning a fun evening and invite all River Bend supporters to attend. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online! Wall of Wine and Wall of Beer raffle tickets will be on sale September 3rd.

Homeschool Science Series Returns

River Bend announces the return of our homeschool science series of programs this school year! This series features some of our most popular programs and school units tailored just for homeschoolers in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This monthly program is a great supplement to your science curriculum. Get all the details about our homeschool series, including monthly topics, on our Homeschool web page!

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers! River Bend has a variety of volunteer jobs available throughout the year. Right now, our critical needs are volunteers to sit at the front desk on the weekend, paint trailside, help with public programs, and other tasks. If you're interested in helping out, please contact Leslie Kennedy at 507.332.7151. Thank you for considering!

Read our Summer Newsletter Issue Online

Our summer newsletter issue is now available online. It's packed with nature information, River Bend news and happenings, fun activity ideas for you and your family, and our calendar of upcoming programs and events! Read it here and now.



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