New name. Same important vision.
A thriving watershed, forever accessible, scenic, and wild

Who We Are:
Wild Rivers Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
We inspire stewardship to forever ensure the rare ecological integrity of the St. Croix and Namekagon Riverway.

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

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The 2022 June paddle has SOLD OUT and is now wait-list only. Join us August 7-9, 2022.

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

“Watershed” – Mary Pettis Exhibition (January)

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - January 29 @ 3:00 pm

Experience the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as captured in artful moments by acclaimed artist Mary Pettis while supporting a thriving watershed, forever accessible, scenic, and wild. Boulderwall at The Acreage  |  1015 N Cascade Street  |  Osceola, WI 54020…

Lunch & Learn: Lichens of the Riverway

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discover more about the National Park in your backyard! Tune in and turn your lunch hour into the best part of your day through Wild Rivers Conservancy’s limited webinar series, Lunch & Learn. We’ll explore topics that resonate throughout the…

More Than a Thru-hike: Emily Ford’s 1,200 Mile Journey on the Ice Age Trail

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning! Beginning in January 2022, Wild Rivers Conservancy staff will bring experts to you throughout the watershed, sharing important messages and enriching your understanding of the natural resources, cultural values, and recreational opportunities that…

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