Whitewater State Park programs


(4/29/2019)

Programs meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Morel mushrooms

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon

It’s springtime and morels, Minnesota’s state mushroom, should be popping up all over! On this easy walk, instructors will point out what to look for and teach responsible foraging techniques. Participants will learn how to minimize the negative impacts of mushroom hunting. Space is limited; sign up by May 3 at 507-312-2308 or by email at sara.holger@state.mn.us.

Bluebell Festival

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come celebrate the beauty of the spring bluebells in abundance at Carley State Park. A variety of activities will be offered throughout the day including trout fishing programs for kids from 10 a.m. to noon, archery for children ages eight and older from noon to 2 p.m. and wildflower walks at noon and 2 p.m. Carley State Park is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Whitewater State Park on Wabasha County Road 4. Meet at the picnic shelter.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Morel Mushrooms

Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to noon

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is designed for women to learn outdoor skills among other women. During this class, participants will learn about morel mushrooms, how to find them and minimize the negative impacts of mushroom hunting — all while practicing responsible foraging techniques. Space is limited; sign up by calling 507-312-2308 or emailing sara.holger@state.mn.us.

Bird-banding demonstration

Sunday, May 5, 12:30-2 p.m.

Join master bird-bander Greg Munson at the visitor center bird feeders for close-up experiences with birds. Program participants will have the opportunity to handle and release birds after they have been caught in nets, studied, observed and banded with an aluminum tag. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled.

Morel mushrooms

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon

It’s springtime and morels, Minnesota’s state mushroom, should be popping up all over! On this easy walk, instructors will point out what to look for and teach responsible foraging techniques. Participants will learn how to minimize the negative impacts of mushroom hunting. Space is limited; sign up by May 3 at 507-312-2308 or by email at sara.holger@state.mn.us.

To check on program cancellations due to poor weather conditions, call the park at 507-312-2300 or check online for cancellations on the state park event calendar.

If you need an accommodation, please contact Sara at sara.holger@state.mn.us or 507-312-2300, two weeks prior to the event.

 

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