Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

A Tale of Two River Valleys—
and Two Protection Anniversaries

By Sarah Clark | June 2, 2022

If you’ve spent time exploring the St. Croix, you know our cherished river possesses two distinct valleys. Learn about how the unique geological features influenced use, growth, and protection.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

By Jenn Lutz | November 24, 2021

Give gifts like an expert with mindfully curated ideas from our outdoors-loving staff. With the amount of time that we spend enjoying the watershed, it’s hard to not fall in…

River Connections Team Visits Crex Meadows…and Why You Should Too

By Jeremiah Walters | November 16, 2021

The River Connections team recently spent a few hours at Crex Meadows for an off-site team-building excursion. This dynamic team focuses on education and community engagement by creating programs and experiences that enable others to explore, support, and learn about the St. Croix River watershed.

Camping the St. Croix River with Paddle North

By Sophia Patane | August 23, 2021

Forestry “The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life.It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are.”          Start…

A Very Hungry Beetle: Fighting Purple Loosestrife Around the St. Croix River

By Sophia Patane | August 12, 2021

Forestry What is purple loosestrife? Pinkish-purple and very pretty, this semi-aquatic invasive species of plant grows in wet, moist soils. From freeway interchanges and ditches to wetlands, lakeshores, and riverbanks,…

What’s New in the Watershed: Staff Update

By Sophia Patane | July 9, 2021

Forestry     “While I’m from this area, I haven’t worked in such proximity to the river. So the idea of deepening my connection with the St. Croix watershed is…

Meet Our Board: Andrea Jorgenson

By Sophia Patane | June 15, 2021

Forestry For the members of the Wild Rivers Conservancy Board of Directors, protecting the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers and their watershed is an ongoing effortdriven by a deep love…

Visiting the St. Croix or Namekagon? Don’t Miss These 5 Park Pairings

By Sophia Patane | June 11, 2021

Visiting the St. Croix or Namekagon? Don’t Miss These 5 Park Pairings       Trego Nature Trail + The Dock Coffee (Trego, Wisconsin) Trail length: 2.8 miles Notable trail…

Rangers of the Riverway: Charlie

By Sophia Patane | May 26, 2021

Rangers of the Riverway: Charlie Get to know the rangers that work in and around the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway  in our new, quarterly “Rangers of the Riverway” series! …

A New Chapter Begins for the St. Croix River Association

By Sophia Patane | May 13, 2021

Forestry           Nestled between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the St. Croix and Namekagon form the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 255 miles of clean water flowing through…