New name. Same important vision. 

The St. Croix River Association has become the Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix and Namekagon.

Our new name flows from the changing and diverse needs of the watershed, reflecting our goals and hopes for the future.

Who We Are:

The Wild Rivers Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Together with the National Park Service and others, we create opportunities for people to experience and care for the Riverway.

Thanks to your support, we work throughout the watershed
to protect and enhance this national park that flows through its heart.

2021 Fundraiser Invite Graphic




Forever Wild: Get Wild for Your Rivers

Bluegrass, trees, and rivers in between—you're not going to want to miss this FUNdraising hootenanny on Thursday, September 9 at the Acreage at Osceola!

2021 has been a big year for the Wild Rivers Conservancy, and there's a whole lot more excitement ahead. See what we have planned and save your spot on the dance floor today!

Protect & Restore

The Conservancy takes a holistic approach to watershed protection and renewal. We target and prioritize conservation efforts that result in the greatest pollution reduction, land conservation, and stewardship growth.

Learn & Explore

We lead programs so people of all backgrounds and abilities can discover and explore the St. Croix, inspire river stewardship through watershed-wide education, and engage children and non-typical park visitors to realize the health and inspiration that comes from time spent on the river.


Fundamentally, it will take everyone to protect the Riverway, including our individual and business supporters. Continued protection of this place and its world-class experiences requires commitment from all of us.

With your support we can make sure this special, but fragile,
Wild and Scenic River National Park remains an intact, healthy river system.

Upcoming Events

(SOLD OUT) Namekagon 3-Day Paddle – August 2021

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
$800 – $850

**This paddle is now sold out. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for our August 1-3, 2021 paddle, please contact us at** Explore 40 miles of the Namekagon River on a fully supported kayak trip…

Hudson Bay Bound Presentation in Hayward

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’ll want to grab a paddle and head out for an adventure of your own after hearing author Natalie Warren! From snake nests to sweltering heat, polar bears, and paddling in unrelenting winds, the 85-day journey of the first two…

Learn to Paddle: Square Lake Park (August 5)

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you seen someone paddling a kayak and thought it looked fun? Ever wondered what you need to get started on a kayak adventure of your own? We’ve got you covered with a beginner kayaking experience that will give you…

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