Celebrate spring in Whitewater State Park's sugar bush! On Saturday afternoon March 31 the park will be offering its last maple syrup making demonstrations of this spring. 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? Call Whitewater State Park at (507) 932-3007, ext. 0 during weekday business hours for exact time, additional information and reservations.
On Saturday April 14 at 1p.m. you can find out how to establish your own prairie wildflower garden. At the same time you'll discover the beauty and importance of native prairie. In such a garden you can enjoy showy wildflowers throughout the growing season and help save Minnesota=s prairie heritage at the same time! Free butterfly-weed seedlings will be available for participants. This activity will be lead by Joel Dunnette, past president of the Minnesota Native Plant Society. Reservations are not required for this activity.
These programs are provided free of charge, but state park vehicle permits are required. Daily permits are $5 and annual permits are $25. Permits are available at the visitor center, where these activities begin. In addition to attending programs, you are invited to use the park=s self-guided interpretive services including visitor center exhibits, brochures and self-guided trails.