The St. Croix is a gem of a river. Protected by Congress as Wild and Scenic in 1968, it has remained largely unspoiled, while other waters in the region have been harmed by pollution, dams, and development.
But the river is not without its own challenges. Invasive Asian carp could decimate native fish, excess nutrients (like phosphorus) threaten to cause algae blooms, and a frac sand mine near Grantsburg dumped fine sediment into the river for three days in April 2012, alerting river stewards to an emerging issue.
St. Croix 360 is proud to partner with the St. Croix River Association, which works to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. Please visit SCRA’s website for more information about issues and how you can help.
More information about conservation and stewardship will be added soon — please check back soon!