Outdoor Writer Dennis Anderson to Speak at St. Croix River Association Annual Dinner

Public invited to attend May 6th event supporting river stewardship.




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Via the St. Croix River Association, a St. Croix 360 partner:

Dennis AndersonStar Tribune outdoor columnist Dennis Anderson will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 St. Croix River Association Spring Gathering, on May 6. His talk will focus on protecting the St. Croix River now and into the future.

Anyone interested in St. Croix River conservation is invited to attend. In addition to Anderson’s talk, there will be opportunities for an interpretive hike, the presentation of the St. Croix Stewardship Award, and dinner and socializing with others that care about the beloved St. Croix River.

Anderson has been the Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993. His articles are often about the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers, and he is as competent writing about fishing as he is about policy and other issues.

“Dennis knows the river and its conservation challenges well,” said Deb Ryun, St. Croix River Association executive director. “The whole evening will be a great opportunity to celebrate the river and St. Croix stewardship efforts.”

The event will support the St. Croix River Association’s ongoing work. The organization recently completed a project that leveraged a $500,000 Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment project into a $1,035,592 investment in pollution reduction projects. These dollars translate to hundreds of pounds of phosphorus no longer running off into rivers and streams.


SCRA Annual Spring Gathering & Dinner
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Camp St. Croix, 532 County Road F, Hudson, WI
Register by April 28th at http://bit.ly/SCRASpring


  • 4:00 p.m. – Optional interpretive hike
  • 5:00 p.m. – Business Meeting
  • 5:30 p.m. – Social
  • 6:00 p.m. – St. Croix Stewardship Award and Dinner
  • 7:15 p.m. – Program

Anderson on the River

Describing a day on the lower St. Croix, Anderson set the scene, “Rising ever higher in the eastern sky, the warm sun soon beat back to the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix the night’s dark shadows. As it did, from black to green, the steep bluffs that bracket the river revealed their forests of trees. Immersed in this drama, the temptation is to make more of it than it is. But it was a wonderful morning on the water, a description that can’t be embellished.”

About the Namekagon River, he writes, “A great river to fish under any circumstances, however, and few are prettier.”

Addressing one of the St. Croix’s pre-eminent conservation challenges, Anderson started one column with these words: “Of all problems facing Minnesota, attempting to stop – or slow – the Asian carp from further invading the state’s waters should be at the top of the list.”


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