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A Litter Bit Better

Participate in the 12th annual Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! event happening April 21-28, 2018! Litter collection is a fun way to help beautify our city and protect the environment. Pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up!  Registration opens on March...

Save Our Streams Training-Hosted by Rochester IWLA

Local Izaak Walton League will host Save Our Streams (SOS) training. Save Our Streams (SOS) is a fun way to test water quality by collecting and identifying underwater critters, called macroinvertebrates. The Izaak Walton League is working with the Rochester Chapter...

In-Depth Information Sheets

Want more information on how pervious pavements work, how to install a green roof, or the output of a small wind turbine? Take a look at our In-Depth sheets for our storm water and renewable energy features. You’ll find more information on the sustainable practices used at Cascade Meadow and how you can integrate them where you live and work.


Below are a selection of links to valuable resources for more information on energy, water, wetlands, and sustainability:

University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment – The Institute’s mission is to discover solutions to Earth’s biggest problems through cutting-edge research, partnerships, and leadership development.

Minnesota Wildflowers – Find photos and information about wildflowers that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native. This website is modeled after a field guide to help you identify something you have found.

The Birds of North America Online (From the CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY and the AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION) – BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. And most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – There’s a lot to see at the DNR’s website. Get the latest on engaging outdoor recreation opportunities in Minnesota, dig into MN ecology, find a new favorite MN state park, or read up on current issues in MN natural resources.


When we find an informative podcast about energy, water, wetlands, and sustainable site planning and construction, we link to it here:

Using Biomass Efficiently to Make Hydrocarbon Fuels – Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (June 15, 2011). Eric Larson of Princeton Environmental Institute presents a guest seminar on the technical and economic performance of two specific gasification conversion pathways. Watch now.


The Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center is open to the public

Tuesday - Friday 10 am-4 pm


There’s a lot to see in our building, so drop by or contact us by phone or e-mail.

2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901