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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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Date: March 15, 2012
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Free Presentation:Protecting Tropical Forests for Migratory Birds

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Look skyward! The St. Croix Valley's migratory birds are beginning to return. As we enjoy the arrival of these annual visitors to Minnesota and Wisconsin, take some time to learn about their remarkable journeys, threats to their survival, and efforts to protect their winter habitat.

Craig Thompson of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will present "Knee Deep in Monkeys: Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds" on Saturday, April 14 at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

More than one-half of the Midwest's breeding birds spend the winter in Latin America's spectacular, diminishing forests. Learn about an exciting partnership forged to protect Costa Rica's rainforests on behalf of our Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Wood Thrushes and a host of others. Vaccinations and passports not required!

Thompson coordinates the International Migratory Bird Conservation Program for the Wisconsin DNR. He has led birding trips to Central and South America for more than 20 years.

"Knee Deep in Monkeys:Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds" will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and then repeated at 1:00 p.m. Presentations are free and open to the public and take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls.

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.

This presentation is the last session of the 2012 St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Speaker Series, an annual offering of programs focused on the St. Croix Valley's national park. The Speaker Series is generously supported by the St. Croix River Fund, http://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/river-fund.

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

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.