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National Park Paddle

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Date: May 24, 2012
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272

National Park Paddle on June 10

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Join a National Park Ranger for coffee and conversation! Learn the conservation history of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and enjoy the early morning quiet as you paddle its placid waters. This paddle will take place on the St. Croix River from Osceola Landing to William O'Brien State Park on Sunday, June 10, from 7:15 a.m. to noon.

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 9-mile trip is approximately 4 hours. Shuttle is included. A daily or annual vehicle permit is required for parking at William O'Brien State Park.

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.Registration deadline is June 3.

This is the second 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?

Blackand white old photo of three men standing on logs loaded on a wagon with horses attached

In 1872 3,500 men, 1,600 horses and 250 oxen logged off 35,000 acres cutting some 200 million board feet of logs. "Taylors Falls Reporter". In 1883 the Boom in Stillwater, Minnesota, which collected logs coming down the St. Croix River, reported 1,397,417 logs for 217,045,647 board feet.