The Raptor Release Returns!
September 05, 2023
The Raptor Center
Raptor Release 2023

What: The Raptor Center's annual Raptor Release. A free event.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 11 am -- 2 pm.
Where: Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033.

The Raptor Center is happy to announce the return of the Raptor Release! This free event is a way for our community to share in the successes of returning magnificent raptors back to the wild. Whether they suffered from a broken wing, lead poisoning, disease, or any other number of ailments, these raptors have been given second chances at life due to the caring efforts of many. 

Enjoy family-friendly activities, a variety of educational booths from local organizations, live ambassador raptors from The Raptor Center, and refreshments for purchase. Please leave pets at home.

Meet our partners:
3M Wizards
Carpenter Nature Center

Food available by:
Nuttin’ Like It
Hastings Rivertown Lions

Enjoy booths from:
Hastings Environmental Protectors
Minnesota Dragonfly Society
Minnesota Herpetological Society
Minnesota Master Naturalists
Minnesota Ornithologists Union
National Camera Exchange
Washington County Master Gardeners
Wisconsin Master Naturalists