50th Anniversary Community Celebration: Planting for the Future

May 20th, 9:00 am11:30 am

Registration Not Required

On May 20th, 2023 exactly 50 years from the 1973 dedication of the Nature Center, we will welcome the community to celebrate and recognize  this important milestone. 

This event, free and open to all, will feature celebratory speakers including Friends of Quarry Hill Board Chair Peggy Edwards, Rochester’s Mayor and former Quarry Hill Board Member Kim Norton, Rochester Public School Board Chair Cathy Nathan, Former director Greg Munson and present director Pamela Meyer.

On this day we will also invite the community to join us for a day of conservation. Working with community partners we will plant 350 trees and shrubs, more than 360 native plants and pull pounds of invasive garlic mustard - activities that will protect the natural landscape and our outdoor classroom for generations to come.

Refreshments and custom seed packets that participants can take home to plant their own backyard prairies will also be a part of the celebration.

9:00 AM Program/Celebratory Remarks
9:30 - 11:00 Planting
10:00 - 11:30 Refreshments and Social