Award Winning Film
Contact: Jean Schaeppi, 715-483-2271
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is pleased to announce that their new movie, The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey, has won an award at the 41st Annual WorldFest International Film Festival. The Festival takes place in Houston, Texas and is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World; WorldFest includes12 major competitions and 200+ sub-categories in film and video. In 2007, 4,500 category entries were received from 37 countries. Overall only 15-20% of the total category entries actually win an award at WorldFest.
The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey won a platinum remi rating, which is a third place out of six levels of awards. It was nominated in the category of Film& Video Production: in the subject area of Ecology / Environment / Conservation. The 18 minute movie was made in partnership between Great Divide, LLC and the National Park Service and premiered at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in October of 2007. The movie is shown free daily at the two Riverway Visitor Centers in St. Croix Falls and Trego, Wisconsin and is also available for purchase. If you have not already seen the movie please stop by for a showing.
The St. Croix Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located at 401 Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. The Namekagon Visitor Center is open seven days a week beginning May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on Highway 63, a half mile east of Highway 53, in Trego, Wisconsin.
Did You Know?
Winged maple leaf mussels were thought to be extinct until some were rediscovered in the St. Croix River in 1987. Today scientists are helping to raise young mussels and re-introducing them into their former range including St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to help prevent future extinction.