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

Lunch & Learn: The Do’s and Don’ts of Prescribed Fire on Private Land

February 16 @ 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…

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Birding Before Breakfast

February 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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

Conservancy On Ice: Let’s Go Ice Fishing! (Willow River State Park)

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to ice fish? Or want your kids to learn but you don’t have the gear? Wild Rivers Conservancy is bringing the ice fishing to you and a local lake this year! With support…

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