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.
Contact: Branda Thwaits, 715-635-8346, ext 425
Educators Workshop on Wolves
Join Adrian Wydeven, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Mammalian Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, for an engaging lesson on the wolves of Wisconsin in a free educators workshop on Saturday, January 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, Wisconsin.
During this workshop participants will learn about wolf biology, including pack dynamics, food habits, breeding habits, and dispersal patterns. Participants will also become familiar with the ecology of wolves and their role in the ecosystem. There will be a discussion about management issues, including the legal status of wolves and wolf depredation on domestic animals. Weather permitting, participants will participate in wolf monitoring.
This workshop is the third in a series of six workshops on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway that will be held during the 2009-2010 school year. The workshops are designed to increase awareness of the Riverway as a teaching resource by providing experiences that focus on using the Riverway as a learning laboratory for integration across the curricula. The series of workshops will also include discussions from biologists and teachers on how students are conducting scientific research on the river, a presentation and lessons on aquatic invasive species, a birdwatching session, and other hands-on activities, field work, observations, and lesson plan development.
While the workshops were designed for classroom teachers (grades 3 – 8), all educators at any level are welcome to attend. Educators may attend any or all of the workshops in the series.
Space is limited and registration for the workshop is required. Please call Park Ranger Branda Thwaits at (715) 635-8346, ext. 425 to register or for more information. The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 19.
Other workshop dates and topics are:
The Cable Natural History Museum is located in downtown Cable, Wisconsin, at 13470 County Highway M.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968; it is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition. For 252 miles, the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest
For additional information on the Riverway, please call (715) 635-8346.
Did You Know?
Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.