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.

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, July 14

July 14 @ 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…

Sunset Guided Paddle

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unwind after a busy day with a leisurely evening paddle on Lake St. Croix, led by Wild Rivers Conservancy Naturalist Jeremiah Walters! Watch the sun color the bluffs and hills of the Riverway in shimmering gold and take in the…

Namekagon 3-Day Paddle – August 2021

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

Limited space is now available on this paddle. Click here to learn more.   Registration for the 2021 Namekagon River Three-Day Paddle from August 1-3, 2021 is now open! Explore 40 miles of the Namekagon River on a fully supported…

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