Paddle and learn about St. Croix River birds on May 12

The St. Croix River Association and the Park Service are offering a guided paddle trip to enjoy the river and learn about the birds which use it to migrate.




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From the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and the St. Croix River Association:

Birds of a Feather Paddle
Saturday, May 12
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate the spring migration with a paddle on the St. Croix River! On Saturday, May 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the public can join a National Park Service Ranger in paddling from Minnesota Interstate State Park to Osceola Landing.

Robin Maercklein, a biologist with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, will lead the guided kayak program to see the migratory birds of spring and learn about how the Riverway serves as a corridor for their travel.

Kayaks and related equipment, including a personal flotation device, will be provided. A 30-minute paddling instruction and safety session will occur prior to departure and must be attended by all participants. Participants should have previous paddling experience and must be 18 years of age or older. Paddling time for the 6 ½ mile trip is approximately 3 1/2 hours. Shuttle is included.

This program is co-sponsored by the St. Croix River Association. The cost is $25.00 per person. Space is limited to 8 participants. To register, contact the River Association at (715) 483-3300 or Registration deadline is May 4.

This is the first paddle in the 2012 Watershed Moments Paddle Series which will explore the unique nature, history, and stories of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by kayak. Dates and topics below. Times and
locations vary.

    • June 10: Sunday Morning Coffee (River Conservation)
    • June 20: Moment in Time (Summer Solstice)
    • July 22: River Musing (Art and the River)
    • August 1: Ice Over Stone (Geology)
    • August 30: Blue Moon (Northwoods Folklore)


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