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

Learn to Paddle: Lake O’ the Dalles, August 11

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn how to paddle but didn’t know how to get started? Do you know someone who would love to learn how to explore the river in a kayak? We’ve got you covered with FREE learn-to-paddle events…

2021 Project RED Training

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Become a citizen scientist and make a positive difference for the rivers you love with this free training! Did you know you can help protect your rivers by keeping an eye out for invasive species during your adventures and reporting…

Women’s Woodland Paddle

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you own woods? Are you thinking about owning woods? Or just interested in trees? Join us on Saturday, August 14 for a casual, fully-supported paddle on the St. Croix, hosted by our My St. Croix Woods program! Come kayak…

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