St. Croix watershed in the spotlight during Wisconsin Water Week

The opportunities and challenges facing this wild and scenic river will be explored by expert presenters.




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Via the St. Croix River Association:

Native blue flag iris blooming on the banks of the Namekagon River. (Greg Seitz/St. Croix 360)

No matter where you live in the watershed, you play an important role in the health and conservation of the St. Croix River. Celebrate water and the St. Croix River watershed during Wisconsin Water Week by attending a special regional day on Thursday, March 11.

The opportunities and challenges facing the watershed around this wild and scenic river will be explored by a number of expert presenters from organizations including the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), as well as featured presenter Tia Nelson, conservationist and former managing director of the climate program at the Outrider Foundation.

Panels will include:

  • “Leveraging Intentional Partnership to Navigate Turbulent Waters: The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway and St. Croix River Association Partnership”
  • “What to Expect When You’re Expecting a CAFO: The Perspective of a Small Town Faced with a Large Hog CAFO Wanting to Locate Within Its Borders”
  • “Small Invader, Big Impact: Protecting the St. Croix River from EAB Doesn’t Stop in the Winter”
  • “A Look at Conservation Practice Implementation in The St. Croix Watershed”

Join a statewide community of people who care for our water and register today for the inaugural Wisconsin Water Week. The event will run from March 8-12 with a special regional emphasis on March 11 and local focus on March 12. Registration is $20 per day for attendees and is open to the public.

To learn more about the event and register, visit the St. Croix River Association’s website.