"¢On Saturday mornings March 11 and 18 Whitewater State Park Naturalist Dave Palmquist will lead Bald Eagle Field Trips in cooperation with the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. Participants will witness the spectacular return of the bald eagle as dozens of eagles are seen as well as an active nest! March is the National Eagle Center's "Soar with the Eagles"¯ month with many activities scheduled. Field trips begin in Wabasha at the National Eagle Center located at 152 Main Street. Participants will drive in their own cars. The activity will conclude with a live eagle presentation and tour of the National Eagle Center. The center will collect a $3 per person fee for the tour, presentation and guided field trip. Group size is limited. Call the National Eagle Center at (651) 565-4989 for reservations and exact times. You can get your picture taken with a live bald eagle for an additional contribution.
"¢Celebrate spring in Whitewater's sugar bush at syrup making demonstrations on Saturday afternoons March 18, 25 and April 1. The activity will introduce the long history of maple syrup and sugar making, as well as the equipment and procedures used. Participants will tap trees, gather and boil sap and best of all taste pure maple syrup! How does a maple sundae sound? There is no cost for these demonstrations, but state park vehicle permits are required. Daily permits are $7 and annual permits $25. Call Whitewater State Park at (507) 932-3007, ext. 0 during weekday business hours for exact time, additional information and reservations. School, scout, 4-H and other organized groups can call the same number to schedule a maple syrup activity specifically for their group.