St. Croix and Namekagon River levels higher than normal for mid-September
Water levels are higher than normal for this time of year due to recent rainfall. Along with below average water temperatures, river users should be alert to the possibility of faster than normal currents. More »
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
"Inspired by the River" Art Exhibit at St. Croix River Visitor Center
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Be inspired by the St. Croix River this fall! Beginning on Saturday, September 8, visit the St. Croix River Visitor Center to view 25 pieces of artwork created by artists who have experienced the St. Croix.
"Inspired by the River: Artists at Pine Needles" features artwork created by participants in the Artist at Pine Needles residency program of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Since 2002, 27 artists and writers have taken part in the residency program, which explores connections between science and art.
The display will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, collages and sculpture which were created during or after the artists' stay along the St. Croix River. Many pieces present different views of the river, while others reflect the artists' interaction with the environmental scientists at the Research Station.
The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. It is open 9:00 to 5:00 daily with free admission.For additional information, call (715) 483-2274 or visit http://www.nps.gov/sacn/planyourvisit/hours.htm.
The exhibit will be on display through October 7, 2012.
For more information on the Artist at Pine Needles program, please contact Sharon Mallman at (651) 433-5953, ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ST. CROIX WATERSHED RESEARCH STATION
The St. Croix Watershed Research Station, the environmental research station of the Science Museum of Minnesota, was founded in 1989 and is located on the St. Croix River just south of Marine on St. Croix. Station scientific staff conducts ecological research at the watershed scale. The Research Station welcomes visiting researchers conducting field investigations on the river or in the watershed, offering both housing and laboratory facilities to the scientific and educational communities. The Research Station frequently partners with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and other National Park Service units on ecological research efforts.
ABOUT THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, 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.
For additional information on the Riverway call (715) 483-2274.
Did You Know?
Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.