Wild Rivers Conservancy Blog

Eternity in an Hour

By Sophia Patane | July 8, 2020

Everyone has something memorable about their commute to work. Whether it’s a landmark passed during the drive, or having to gently move a cat off an office chair when working…

Listening and Learning Together: A Message from Our Executive Director, Deb Ryun

By Sophia Patane | June 3, 2020

Dear River Friends, I write to you today with a heavy heart. The stress we all feel from the coronavirus was enough, but witnessing George Floyd’s death has left so…

Know Before You Boat: Slowing Down on the Lower St. Croix

By Sophia Patane | May 18, 2020

Boating on the St. Croix River offers opportunities for creating great memories and enjoying the unforgettable beauty of our National Scenic Riverway. At times like these, getting out onto the…

Reflections on the Willow River Family Snowshoe with the Advancement of Hmong Americans (AHA)

By Jane Rice | May 14, 2020

In 2013, former Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation to declare May 14 as Hmong American Day in Minnesota. Part of the official proclamation reads, “Today recognizes and celebrates the…

A Spirit of Collaboration: The Partnership of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and the Wild Rivers Conservancy

By Sophia Patane | April 24, 2020

It’s no secret that big tasks are made easier with the help of friends, and the management and protection of national parks is no exception. On this Friendship Friday of…

Wild Rivers Conservancy Outside: Paddle Prep

By Jane Rice | April 21, 2020

The weather is getting warmer and the river is opening up! It’s time to get ready to paddle the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers this summer. Here’s a step-by-step guide…

From Tree Sap to Syrup: Learn How to Tap Your Maple Trees with Don Hansen

By Nichole Henger | April 17, 2020

On April 4, 2020, the Wild Rivers Conservancy was set to host a Maple Syruping Workshop geared towards landowners at Osprey Wilds. The event would include activities such as identifying…