“Down by the River” film series

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Date: May 31, 2011
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272

"Down By The River" Film Series Celebrates National Parks

Discover America's national parks through the "Down by the River" film series this summer at the St. Croix River Visitor Center. Each Friday night from June through August, a short film from a different unit of the National Park System will be presented. Special activities focused on these parks will be available for children while the films are being shown.

The film presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about 15 to 20 minutes. Visitors can meet at the Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. or have the option of meeting a park ranger at the St. Croix Falls Overlook Deck at 6:20 p.m. The ranger will lead the group on a short walk along the Gaylord Nelson Riverwalk to the Visitor Center and be back in time for the weekly "Music on the Overlook" series.
Films scheduled for June are:

June 3: A Restless Giant: The Ever-Changing Nature of Mount Rainier - Mount Rainier National Park

June 10: Badlands Suite  - Badlands National Park

June 17: On the Edge of Gichigami: Voices of the Apostle Islands – Apostle Islands National Seashore

June 24: Crown of the Continent- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Check the Riverway website for films scheduled for July and August or call (715) 483-2274.

All films are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 Hamilton St., two blocks north of the Overlook Deck, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of 394 units of the National Park System. From Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon and from the Statue of Liberty to the St. Croix, it is a system that protects 84 million acres of the world's most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks, and cultural treasures.

The Riverway was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country that first received this recognition. For 255 miles, the St. Croix River and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the

Upper Midwest .

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