This is a site by for the people of the St. Croix River and its watershed. It’s a place to post news and information and discuss events and issues. It’s also a place to learn and take action to preserve the river for future generations.
The “360” in the name refers to two things:
- The comprehensive view of the river and the surrounding area provided by community members sharing news, information and events
- The conservation goal of reducing phosphorous in the river to 360 tons/year.
St. Croix 360 was founded and is managed by me, Greg Seitz, a writer, conservationist and web designer. I grew up in Stillwater and today, my wife Katie and I love canoeing the river with our black lab Lola. We have a couple favorite spots not too far and not too close to home where the camping is beautiful, the sandbars perfect for swimming, the cold springs let you find the water temperature that is just right, and the smallmouth bass will often oblige by striking a popper.
It’s also an experiment in journalism, conservation advocacy, and bioregionalism, three things that interest me. I want to explore the idea that people are united by geographical features, like the river. We are citizens of two states and many cities, towns, townships, counties, and other organizations. But we owe allegiance to the the river and its environs, too, and this site seeks to build and celebrate that citizenship.