Via the St. Croix River Association and REI:
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
REI, 750 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN
It’s time to stop dreaming and start planning your outdoor adventures for the summer. The National
Park Service and the St. Croix River Association are teaming up with REI to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. REI is hosting Scenic and Wild Day on April 14 at their Bloomington store.
This special event will include free and fun activities for all ages.
- National Park Service Rangers will be on hand to answer questions, help you plan your trip to the St. Croix or Namekagon Rivers and share fascinating fireside chats about the Riverway.
- Children can become Junior Rangers, learn valuable outdoor safety tips, taste test the special St. Croix Snack Mix and try out the REI climbing wall.
- Experts will give demonstrations and share tips on minimal impact camping, how to properly use a throw rope and let you in on some fly fishing secrets.
- Professional guides will also share the best cycling and paddling destinations in the Riverway, and
demonstrate correct canoe and kayak paddle techniques.
- Discover how you can participate in stewardship projects, adventures and outings, and educational
programming with the St. Croix River Association (SCRA), the official non-profit partner of the
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. From this Act, the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers became the country’s first Wild and Scenic River National Park—the St. Croix
National Scenic Riverway.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is located in northwest Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. The scenic Riverway provides a wilderness-like escape for those close to the Twin Cities as well as tourists from around the world.
There are approximately 3.6 million miles of streams in the United States. Only 12,734 miles are protected by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The National Park Service and its partners would
like to encourage visitors to get out and get involved along the Riverway this year.