City of Red Wing

Park Naturalist Program

The Red Wing Park Naturalist program was started three years ago to help the community make personal connections to our beautiful natural spaces. As Park Naturalists, it is our goal to help people discover a new trail, a new park, or simply a special place in town and help them to learn something new about that place along the way. It is our hope that when people make connections to these important places, they will continue to preserve and care for that area and share their love of it with others. We offer a variety of fun, interactive, and educational programs designed for people of all ages.  Check out our program calendars for a complete list of events, there’s something for everyone!  We also offer private programs for youth groups, clubs, scout troops, and more.  If you’d like to set up a program for your group, email us at or check out our Facebook page for more information.
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July Event Calendar

July Event Descriptions


 Erin Aadalen

Growing up in Red Wing, Erin spent much of her time biking, kayaking and exploring the bluffs with friends and family.   As a part of the Red Wing ELC, she developed her skills and passion for the outdoors.  Erin graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Environmental Education in 2013.  As a Park Naturalist, Erin hopes to connect community members to the beautiful natural resources that surround our town.

Lindsay Bjorklund

Lindsay grew up in Welch, Minnesota with a love for the outdoors that only increase with involvement in the Red Wing ELC. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Environmental Science, Lindsay has spent most of the past five years teaching environmental education in northern Minnesota. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown bringing her passion for education, the outdoors and science to the Red Wing community members.