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Watershed Gallery opens at National Eagle Center

The National Eagle Center will hold the opening reception for the Watershed Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The event is free.

"The Watershed Gallery at the National Eagle Center showcases the beauty and diversity of life in the Upper Mississippi River watershed through the work of regional artists," said Scott Mehus, education director of the National Eagle Center.

A watershed is an area from which all water drains into a particular stream, lake or river.

"Through the artist's unique perspective on the natural world, visitors can appreciate the many species that share the watershed with eagles and humans," he said.

The inaugural exhibition in the Watershed Gallery at the National Eagle Center is photography by Jerry and Carol Knabe, owners of By Golly Creek Photography.

This exhibit includes images of a diversity of local plants and animals, including an image of an eagle soaring over the Mississippi River captured this winter from the observation deck at the National Eagle Center. A short description includes information on the location and species depicted in each photograph.

Future shows in the Watershed Gallery will include exhibits in partnership with River Junctions Arts Counci and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

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The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha. Offering wild eagle viewing and live eagle programs daily, the National Eagle Center fosters environmental stewardship through education about eagles and the Mississippi River watershed.