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.

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

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Birding Before Breakfast

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fall is for the birds! Join Conservancy Naturalist, Jeremiah Walters, and fellow birders on select Fridays in October for a series of free, guided hikes. Gregarious species heading south mean more opportunities to spot birds passing through the St. Croix…

St. Croix Shores Hike

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Savor the final moments of autumn with a guided hike and community campfire at Afton State Park. Conservancy Naturalist Jeremiah Walters will lead the way as we take in the last of the fall colors, listen to the waves roll…

Peter Mayer Holiday Concert

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season with a special concert featuring Peter Mayer.  Held in the intimate setting of Boulderwall at The Acreage, this exclusive event will capture the magic of a winter evening. The night begins at 6PM…

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