Join a National Park Service ranger for coffee and conversation. Learn the conservation history of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and enjoy the early morning quiet as you paddle its placid waters.
This paddle event will take place on the St. Croix River from Osceola Landing to William O'Brien State Park on Sunday, June 10, from 7:15 a.m. to noon.
Kayaks and related equipment, including a personal flotation device, will be provided. A 30-minute paddling instruction and safety session will occur prior to departure and must be attended by all participants. Participants should have previous paddling experience and must be 18 years of age or older. Paddling time for the 9-mile trip is approximately four hours. Shuttle is included.
This program is co-sponsored by the St. Croix River Association. The cost is $25 per person. Space is limited to eight participants. To register, contact the River Association at 715-483-3300 or www.stcroixriverassociation.org. Registration deadline is June 3.
This is the second paddle in the 2012 Watershed Moments Paddle Series which will explore the unique nature, history, and stories of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by kayak.
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 255 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.