April 16, 2013
Contact: Jonathan Moore
, (715) 491-6839
Volunteers Needed at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Celebrate National Park Week (April 20-28) by becoming a volunteer at the national park in your backyard! Are you passionate about the St. Croix River? Interested in sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with others? The Volunteer Program at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles during the upcoming summer season:
- Arcola Mills Visitor Center: Help visitors step back in time at this 1840s lumber site south of Marine on St. Croix. Volunteers will greet visitors, provide information, and perform other duties. Various weekday and weekend shifts are available. The center will be open from May through October in partnership with the Arcola Mills Historic Foundation.
St. Croix River Visitor Center: Help people connect with their Riverway at the park's year-round visitor center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Primary duties including staffing the visitor center desk, answering visitor questions in person and by phone, and distributing maps and brochures. Various weekday and weekend shifts are available.
Project RED: The St. Croix River Association, River Alliance of Wisconsin and National Park Service (NPS) will be training citizens to become Riverine Early Detectors. Volunteers will assist in detecting invasive species early, when it is still possible to isolate or eradicate the infestation. Enjoy paddling and protecting your river at the same time!
Algae Alert Network: Contribute to citizen science and public safety by helping monitor the St. Croix River for algal blooms and collecting water samples. Volunteers are needed on a regular and on-call basis between July and September from Wild River State Park to Stillwater. In partnership with the St. Croix River Association.
Fairy Falls & St. Croix Boom Site: Volunteers are needed to help perform site monitoring at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boom Site Historical Wayside and the Riverway's Fairy Falls area. Primary duties include visiting the sites on a regular basis, picking up litter, and monitoring site conditions. Both sites are located north of Stillwater, Minnesota. In partnership with Friends of the St. Croix Boom Site.
For information about volunteer opportunities and to get involved, please contact Jonathan Moore at e-mail us or (715) 491-6839.