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.

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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

Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Healthy Watersheds Tour

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tour local farms in the Osceola area and learn how conservation agriculture benefits their business—along with soil health and water quality—during this free tour! When: Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Where: Carlson Farms 134 220th Ave., New Richmond,…

Forever Wild: Get Wild for Your Rivers!

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bluegrass, trees, and rivers in between—you’re not going to want to miss this FUNdraising hootenanny! Thursday, September 9  |  5:00-8:00 PM  |  Horst Rechelbacher Gallery 2021 has been a big year for the Wild Rivers Conservancy, and there’s a whole…

2021 Namekagon Clean Up

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Help your wild and scenic river neighbor, the Namekagon! Picture this—you’re paddling along the Namekagon and enjoying the sight of soaring eagles and towering pines, before you spot…a rusted can bobbing on the water. Yuck, right? Trash and a national…

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