Hastings Area Earth Day Birding Festival 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:45pm
Carpenter Nature Center
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Celebrate the arrival of spring by learning about our region's many bird species. Friends of the Mississippi River is proud to support the Hastings Environmental Protectors, the City of Hastings and Carpenter Nature Center's annual birding festival as part of the Vermillion Stewards program helping residents learn about the watershed while working to protect and enhance its unique natural resources.

Enjoy the many birds of the Mississippi Flyway at the fourth annual Hastings-area Earth Day Birding Festival. Highlights include such classes as “Introduction to Birding”  and "Raptors 101,” bird banding demonstrations, and local guided bird trips.

The program fee is $5 per person or $15 per person including a box lunch and registration is required.
Click here for information about the Youth Birding Competition

Ready to register?

Please call 651-437-4359 to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Clare Neenan, clare@carpenternaturecenter.org or 651-437-4359.

Interested in becoming a Vermillion Steward?

If you'd like to hear about other educational and volunteer events in the Hastings area and the larger Vermillion River/Mississippi River watershed, let us know! Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore can be reached at volunteer@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. To receive event announcements, as well as river news and action alerts, in your inbox sign up for the twice-monthly Mississippi Messages newsletter.

Thank you to our partners and funders: 

Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings Environmental Protectors, and the City of Hastings

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