City of Red Wing

Earth Week Activities; Driven To Action

Thursday, April 5 2018 10:57 AM

Co-sponsored by the Red Wing Sustainability Commission, Earth Week 2018 features numerous activities around town. Check out the activities below, and even more events can be found at the Friends of the Bluffs website.  If stewardship of our natural resources is a passion of yours, consider joining the Sustainability Commission. They're looking for people just like you. 


Wednesday, April 18
6:30 pm - Agriculture and Climate Change, at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center.  Meeting and discussion with Beth Nelson, Director of Research and Education Programs, Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education, U of M.  Join us!  Hosted by the Red Wing chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.
Thursday, April 19
6:30 pm - Capitalism and the Climate at Fair Trade Books.  A discussion of books by Naomi Klein and Peter Joseph
Saturday, April 21
Sunrise to Sunset – Self-Guided Hikes
8:00 am – Trail Run with the Red Wing Trail Runners
8:00 am-12:00 – City of Red Wing “Putting Plans into Action” (Plans for the Bluff, Plans for the Riverfront Trail to Colvill Park and Prairie Restoration Information)
9:00 am-10:00 am – Goodhue County Historical Society “Pop-Up Museum” (Please bring artifacts and historical pictures to share)
9:30 am – City of Red Wing Carlson Kiln Tour 
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Red Wing Public Library Story Walk
11:00 am – City of Red Wing Carlson Kiln Tour
11:00 am-12:00 – Goodhue County Master Gardener “Flowers on the Bluff”
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Audubon Minnesota (Mississippi Flyway, Minnesota’s Bird-Friendly Community Program and Kid’s Activity - Great Migration Challenge) 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Sunrise Lady Ellen Lentsch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Red Wing Public Library “Walk & Write” (For Young Writers in Grades 5 and up)
2:00 pm -3:00 pm – Goodhue County Master Gardener “Flowers on the Bluff”
Time to be announced – Red Wing Park Naturalist “Guided Hikes”
Additional Activities:
Picnic on the Bluff – Gather the family, pack a picnic and enjoy lunch or supper on the overlook or in a Bluff Prairie!
Geocaching – Friends of the Bluffs will be placing a special Earth Day cache on the bluff for the day.
He Mni Can/Barn Bluff Bingo – Friends of the Bluffs Keychain/Compass to the first 250 children who complete a bingo.
Sunday, April 22
12-2 pm - Electric vehicle car show, Along Third Street in front of the Sheldon Theatre
2 pm - Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Sheldon Theatre
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