April – Signs of Spring Month in the St. Croix Watershed

Celebrate 50 years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in March with St. Croix Valley Interpretive Association Partners.




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Via the St. Croix River Association:

While the weather still feels like winter, signs of spring are all around. The St. Croix Valley Interpretive Association partners have a number of Signs of Spring activities for people of all ages to get outdoors in April to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Sample of April Get Signs of Spring Events

Afton State Park – Woodcock Watch (Apr 6, 7:30 – 8:30pm);
Learn more: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/event.html?id=55034

Carpenter Nature Center – Woodcock Walk (Apr 18, 8 – 9pm)
Learn more: http://carpenternaturecenter.org/events/

Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc. – Willow River State Park Spring Fling (Apr 28, 1 – 3pm) Learn more: https://www.willowkinnifriends.org/calendar

Friends of Wisconsin Interstate Park – Fun with Fungus: Growing Shiitake Mushrooms (Apr 8, 1 – 2pm), Work Play Earth Day Celebration, (Apr 21, 1 – 4pm)

Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center – Bluebirds! (Apr 21, 1 – 2pm), Stewardship Day (Apr 21, 10 – 2pm) Learn more: http://www.freedomparkwi.org/events.html#calendar

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway– National Park Week (Apr 24 – 27, 5:30 – 7:00pm)
Learn more: https://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/event/give-back-to-the-river-day/

St. Croix River Association – Give Back to the River Day (Apr 21, 8 – 1pm) Learn more: https://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/event/give-back-to-the-river-day/

Warner Nature Center – Woodcocks and Wine (Apr 13, 7 – 9pm)
Learn more: https://www.warnernaturecenter.org/calendar

Wild River State Park – Earth Day Hike (Apr 22, 2 – 3:30pm)
Learn more: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/sta te_parks/events.html?location=spk00254

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. From this Act, the St. Croix and the Namekagon rivers became the country’s first wild and scenic river national park—the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is the official partner for the Riverway.