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 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has proposed adding a segment of the St. Croix River to their impaired waterbody list.

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.

Your Support Matters.

Fundamentally, it will take everyone to protect the Riverway. 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, national treasure remains an intact, healthy river system.

Upcoming Events

Spring Forward XC Ski

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reap the benefits of an extra hour of sunshine as you ski through winter woodlands along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway! Bask in the winter scenery, get healthy exercise, and have some fun by cross country skiing! So strap…

Regenerating Soil for Environmental & Human Health

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $20

Nationally known soil scientist Kris Nichols on farming practices that build soil health—to address climate change and promote human health Join us for an engaging evening (and good beer and kombucha) with Dr. Kris Nichols. The way we farm, and…

Buckthorn Control Workshop

March 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the St. Croix-Red Cedar CWMA for a FREE buckthorn control workshop! Learn about using goats as an herbicide alternative option, WI DNRs buckthorn management results from Governor Knowles State Forest, a landowners success story and NRCS cost share opportunities!…


Registration is Now Open!

Namekagon Three-Day Paddles

June 14-16, 2020 and August 2-4, 2020

New This Year! Camping on the Croix

July 19-21, 2020

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