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Red Wing Environmental Learning Center
5354 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-388-7339

Email RWELC@redwing.net

email: rwelccyndi@gmail.com
Or call 388-7339

 

About the Red Wing ELC

The Environmental Learning Center is a non-profit organization that was started in 1970. The main purpose is to instill an awareness and appreciation for our local environment and to be a catalyst for environmental appreciation in the Red Wing community. This is done by conducting year round out-door educational programs and provide continuity for interested participants. Examples of programs are as follows: Levels 1 through 3 in Backpacking, Winter Camping, Cross Country Skiing, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Bike Touring, and one level of Basic Archery, Competitive Archery, Bowhunting for Deer, Orienteering, Sugar Maple Tapping, Trout Fishing, Wildlife Ecology-Birds, Mountain Voyager, and numerous one day activities which may include Floodwater Kayaking, Dogsledding, Skijoring, Forestry, Winter Scavenger Hunt, Raccoon Hunting, Beaver Trapping, Ice Climbing, Snow Climbing and many more.

To develop an appreciation for the outdoors is no different than developing an appreciation for the arts. The person must become involved. Involvement leads to interest. Interest sparks a willingness to excel. Excelling brings about self-satisfaction, appreciation and respect. There simply are no shortcuts.

A major premise for our program is that before we maintain a good quality environment, we must provide opportunities for people to develop an appreciation for our land. A considerable portion of our efforts are directed towards understanding our water resources. This includes nearby lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater. The Mississippi River and its backwaters are of particular interest. We feel strongly that a viable way to develop a desired appreciation for these resources is to first provide quality learning experiences in the outdoors.

Red Wing Environmental Learning Center
5354 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-388-7339

Email RWELC@redwing.net

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