Via the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway:
Interested in learning more about the St. Croix Valley’s national park? Join the National Park Service and the St. Croix River Association in exploring the heritage, natural wonders, and communities of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during this year’s Riverway Speaker Series. The series kicks off on Saturday, January 23, 2016, with a program about the glacial history of the St. Croix River Valley.
Glacial History of the St. Croix River Valley
Saturday, January 23
Carrie Jennings, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
It’s back to the Ice Age with Dr. Carrie Jennings, a glacial geologist. She will take you on a journey that follows the retreat of the penultimate ice lobe from the area; then has you shivering on the frozen tundra at the margin of the last ice lobe; then swept away by the catastrophic drainage of a large glacial lake as the gorge of the river is created. The January weather will hopefully help you imagine the scene!
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 South Washington Street, Unit 1, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (next to the St. Croix Falls Public Library).
Space is limited and reservations strongly encouraged. RSVPs will be honored until 10:00 am. To reserve a space, go to www.stcroixriverassociation.org or call (715) 483-3300.
Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations
The Golden Eagle Project
Saturday, February 13
Presented by Scott Mehus, National Eagle Center
What’s the Buzz About Native Bees?
Saturday, March 19
Presented by Crystal Boyd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Holding Fast to a Dream: Life Lessons from Sigurd F. Olson
Saturday, April 23
Presented by David Backes, author of A Wilderness Within: The Life of Sigurd F. Olson
Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m.