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Summerfest event Âslated near Fertile

FERTILE, Minn. - The Agassiz Environmental Center will hold its annual Summerfest event from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Nature Center, west of Fertile on Summit Avenue.

FERTILE, Minn. - The Agassiz Environmental Center will hold its annual Summerfest event from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Nature Center, west of Fertile on Summit Avenue.

The featured presentation will be the Raptor Rehabilitation Center from the University of Minnesota. The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year. The center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.

The raptor presentation including four live raptors will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet so visitors can ask questions, take photos or just sit back and watch the raptors.

Other presentations include a 1 p.m. presentation on the Fertile River Watch program and a 3:45 p.m. presentation about prairie chickens by Earl Johnson of the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society.

There will also be crafts and games available for children. Visitors can take a Sand Hill Safari motorized tour of the sand hills. GPS units will also be available for rent for those who wish to try their hand at geocaching.

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This event is free to members of the AELC. Admission for nonmembers will be a donation of $1 per person. Memberships can also be purchased the day of the event. A family membership in the AELC is $35 and an individual membership is $20.

Free hot dogs, chips and root beer will be served to the first 150 visitors.

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