Sections of the lower St. Croix River are running higher than normal for this time of year. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the river, and watch for debris and other obstacles in the water.
Beginning in 2013, water will no longer be available at McDowell Bridge Landing, Riverside Landing, and the Marshland District Office on Highway 70. Please plan accordingly and bring an adequate supply of water.
Birds of a Feather Paddle
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Celebrate the spring migration with a paddle on the St. Croix River! On Saturday, May 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the public can join a National Park Service Ranger in paddling from Minnesota Interstate State Park to Osceola Landing.
Robin Maercklein, a biologist with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, will lead the guided kayak program to see the migratory birds of spring and learn about how the Riverway serves as a corridor for their travel.
Kayaks and related equipment, including a personal flotation device, will be provided. A 30-minute paddling instruction and safety session will occur prior to departure and must be attended by all participants. Participants should have previous paddling experience and must be 18 years of age or older. Paddling time for the 6 ½ mile trip is approximately 3 1/2 hours. Shuttle is included.
This program is co-sponsored by the St. Croix River Association. The cost is $25.00 per person. Space is limited to 8 participants. To register, contact the River Association at (715) 483-3300 or www.stcroixriverassociation.org.or http://scrapaddle.org/2012-paddles/birds-of-a-feather-512/ Registration deadline is May 4.
This is the first paddle in the 2012 Watershed Moments Paddle Series which will explore the unique nature, history, and stories of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by kayak.
Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.