St. Croix Valley environmental speaker series continues with conservation presentation

The region’s important role in the conservation movement is the subject of this month’s special Conversations of the Valley event.




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Conserving the Lands & Waters On Which All Life Depends

Via the St. Croix Valley Foundation:

Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota

Wed. Jan. 15, 2020
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center

Presented by Augsburg University Associate Professor of History, Michael Lansing and The Nature Conservancy Director of Habitat Protection, Michael Pressman.

The evolution of America’s robust conservation movement will be addressed historically followed by a deep dive into The Nature Conservancy’s 68-year history and its work today to create a world where people and nature thrive.

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m.
Speaker begins: Noon
Q & A: 12:45 p.m.
Program concludes 1:00 p.m.

Pay online at or via check to: SCVF/COV, 516 2nd Street, Su. 214 Hudson, WI 54016. Payment due morning prior to event. $21 per person (includes lunch). More info here.

2019-20 Speaker Series – ‘Protecting the Places We Love’

‘Protecting the Places We Love’ was inspired by the upcoming 50th anniversary of Earth Day, founded on April 22, 1970 by  U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. 

Mr. Nelson (1916-2005) was born and raised in Clear Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. He served as Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Senator from 1958 – 1981. In 1995 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on environmental issues.

It seems fitting that a global environmental movement was initiated by a leader with such deep ties to the St. Croix Valley. ‘Protecting the Places We Love’ is as much a call to action today as it was 50 years ago. 

Upcoming presentations:

Mar 18, The Forever Green Initiative for Agriculture
Dr. Don Wyse, professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics/U of M presents the ‘Forever Green Initiative’ –putting new crops in the eco system to improve the economic situation for farmers and the sustainability of our environment.

May 13, Xcel Energy: Delivering Reliable, Affordable, Clean Energy to the Valley
Learn about Xcel Energy’s plans to deliver reliable, affordable, clean energy to our St. Croix Valley homes and businesses. Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest Energy Plan outlines how Xcel will aggressively reduce carbon emissions to provide 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. As the first electric generation company in the nation to announce such an ambitious goal, Xcel Energy leadership will share its vision and plan regarding clean energy transition, which includes expanding wind and solar while ensuring reliability and affordability.

Full schedule and tickets available here.


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