City of Red Wing

Park Naturalist Program

Red Wing’s Park Naturalists are focused on providing educational opportunities to park visitors through interpretive programming while making park areas more accessible and inviting.  Their work will be conducted in three main areas of Red Wing: Barn Bluff, Memorial Park, and the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area. They are working to create and lead regularly scheduled interpretive hikes, talks, and tours as well as rove trails and make informal visitor contacts.

Anna Sills

Born in Red Wing, the majority of Anna's childhood was spent exploring the beautiful outdoors.  As a 12-year-old she began her unforgettable experience participating in the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center (lovingly called the 'ELC').  After taking all the programs she could and enjoying every minute of it she graduated from the program as an Instructor Naturalist.  Anna graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Biology and is eager to bring that knowledge to her position as a Park Naturalist.


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.