St. Croix National Scenic Riverway


The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is the official non-profit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Together with the National Park Service and others, we create opportunities for people to experience and care for the Riverway. Thanks to your support, we work throughout the watershed to protect and enhance this National Park that flows through its heart.

"The Grand Master" | 12 x 16" oil on linen, plein air, 2012 | Mary Pettis



Our 2020 Holiday Cards are now available to purchase!

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"The Grand Master" | 12 x 16" oil on linen, plein air, 2012 | Mary Pettis


"Can I swim in the river?" "Is water quality improving or getting worse?" "Can I eat the fish I catch?" 

A new report from the St. Croix River Association, The State of the St. Croix River, answers these questions and more. Learn about the history and health of the St. Croix River and the ways you can have a positive impact on the river’s future!

Protect & Restore

The Association takes a holistic approach to watershed protection and renewal. We target and prioritize conservation efforts that result in the greatest pollution reduction, land conservation, and stewardship growth.

Learn & Explore

We lead programs so people of all backgrounds and abilities can discover and explore the St. Croix, inspire river stewardship through watershed-wide education, and engage children and non-typical park visitors to realize the health and inspiration that comes from time spent on the river.


Fundamentally, it will take everyone to protect the Riverway, including our individual and business supporters. Continued protection of this place and its world class experiences requires commitment from all of us.

With your support we can make sure this special, but fragile, Wild and Scenic National Park remains an intact, healthy river system.

Upcoming Events

(SOLD OUT) Curator-Guided Snowshoe Tour of Franconia Sculpture Park (January 2021)

January 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

**This event has now sold out, but we invite you to join the next tour on February 6, 2021. Please click here for more info.** Join Franconia Sculpture Park’s Executive Director & Chief Curator on Saturday, January 9, 2021 for…

Woodland Owner Webinar: Farms and Forests

January 13, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you farm on your property and also have woods? Use the woods on your property to your advantage. Combining forestry and agriculture practices can help improve the environment around you while increasing the productivity of your land. This webinar…

Curator-Guided Snowshoe Tour of Franconia (February 2021)

February 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Franconia Sculpture Park’s Executive Director & Chief Curator on Saturday, February 6, 2021 for a guided snowshoe tour of the sculpture park, followed by hot chocolate and apple cider by the fire pit at Franconia Commons. Participants will get…


Registration opens January 1, 2021!

Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

June 13-15, 2021
August 1-3, 2021

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