Caution - High River Levels and Changing Conditions
Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. More »
Speaker: Bird Migration
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Speaker on Migration, Part of "Birding Day in the St. Croix Valley"
elebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 4 in the St. Croix Valley! Events include birding hikes and paddles, geocaching, and the final presentation of the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series.
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, along with other national parks in the Upper Midwest, is in the process of forming a sister park relationship with Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Over one hundred bird species migrate between the Upper Midwest and Central and South America each year. Migration, as well as climate, finance and politics, is in fact global.With species in danger, it will take more than a local solution to make a difference. Hear the perspective from Costa Rica on finding solutions that will be effective.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.
This presentation is part of "Birding Day in the St. Croix Valley," a partnership among the National Park Service, Minnesota and Wisconsin State Parks, and Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. A variety of activities will take place between Grantsburg, Wisconsin, and Afton, Minnesota.For a complete schedule, visit: http://go.nps.gov/birdday
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.