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Wetland Wildlife Primer

May 23, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM Saint Mary's University-Cascade Meadow All species of wetland wildlife depend on wetland habitat for survival. Given the energy demands of movement, reproduction, and just plain trying to survive, adequate food resources are critical....

Savoring the Zumbro

ZWP's Waterways Speaker Series Presents: Savoring the Zumbro with John Weiss The first step toward protecting something is often learning to love it. The first step to loving the Zumbro River is using it to fish, canoe, camp, enjoy nature. Join John Weiss, who has...

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.

Links

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.

Podcasts

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.

HOURS

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

Tuesday - Friday 10 am-4 pm

LOCATION

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
507-252-8133
swalker@smumn.edu