Zumbro Wildlife and Zumbro History Programs, May 2nd at Cascade Meadow
Summary: On Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 am, visit the Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, 2900—19th St. NW, Rochester, to learn about the Wildlife and History of the Zumbro River.
10:00 am: Amazing Animals of the Zumbro River--Discover the amazing animals that live in and near the Zumbro River. You’ll hear about brightly-colored fish, fish that can breathe air, foxes that can climb like a cat, and rodents that can build dams on area streams.
10:30 am: Rivers, Farms, and Floods:
A Human History of the Zumbro Watershed--We sometimes assume that the Zumbro River has always been the way that we see it today. But early European-American settlers describe a very different river from the one we have now. Hear how we think the Zumbro River was in the 1850s, and how human changes to the river (dams, paved cities, farm techniques, global warming) have combined to give us the river that we have today. At the same time, you'll hear how our grandparents solved river pollution and flooding problems in their day, and how we can take action for "Cleaner Water and Fewer Floods" today.
11:00 am: Wildlife Hike on the Cascade Meadow Trails
Naturalists will lead the group on a hike past a lake and wetlands, looking for wildlife.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Media Contact: Kevin Strauss, Education Coordinator, Zumbro Watershed Partnership, 507-993-3411, email@example.com