Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

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.”         …

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 effort driven by a deep…

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…

A Handy Guide to Permanently Protecting Your Woodlands

By Sophia Patane | April 29, 2021

Forestry Did you know your woodlands have a superpower? With over 2,000 miles of tributary waterways and a 7,800 square mile watershed, woodlands might not be the first thing that…

Springing Ahead with the River

By Sophia Patane | March 22, 2021

Forestry Springtime is a welcome sight in the Riverway, but winter still feels like a close companion as pieces of ice parade their way downstream.  During this time of year,…

Explore the Namekagon with Wild Rivers Conservancy’s Three-Day Paddles

By Sophia Patane | February 22, 2021

Forestry Many people have found solace in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during the uncertainties of 2020. For participants in the Wild Rivers Conservancy Namekagon Three-Day Paddles, the solace…