St. Croix River Association
Advocating for conservation throughout the watershed
To protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed.
As we work with others in the watershed, we will:
The SCRA is the only existing organization with a watershed-wide scope able to focus on both sides of the river and both the upper and lower portions of the basin.
We will work in partnership with others, to perform the following core functions:
Land conservation: We work to protect and restore important natural and scenic areas along the river and throughout the watershed by partnering with land protection agencies and organizations.
Water quality protection: We work to improve and maintain water quality, recognizing its interconnection with land use.
River corridor and watershed stewardship: We engage people in educational, recreational and volunteer stewardship activities that give them the understanding and motivation to advocate at the local, state and national levels on behalf of the watersheds values.
Celebration: The St. Croix River watershed is a national treasure. We live, work and play in the St. Croix River watershed because we love the place, and we celebrate that love at every opportunity.
WATER RESOURCES COMMITTEE
3. Minimize the spread of invasive species.
COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE
1) Continue to enhance website content including the consideration for online ordering of tangible earned income opportunities.
2) Produce quarterly newsletter, monthly e-blast, and enhance social media presences, including an increased presence on Facebook and St. Croix 360, and continue submitting editorial columns and other news releases.
1) Seek out and implement the best opportunities to support specific policy and program goals. (For example: educating landowners and river users.)
2) Analyze our role in watershed education efforts and if needed, create policy and procedures when to become involved.
1) Grow the membership, with a target of at least 100 additional members annually.
2) Host and/or participate in events (Annual Paddle, member events, watershed conference(s), Expos, etc.)
3) Continue the current awards programs (stewardship award and photo contest).
4) Consider alternative member event formats to increase participation, pay special attention to riparian landowners.
5) Support the feasibility study of the St. Croix Basin as a National Heritage Area.
AD HOC VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE (CEO Subcommittee)
1) Complete and refine the volunteer manual.
2) Develop and expand volunteering opportunities that further SCRA’s goals.
3) Coordinate with other organizations to optimize the benefits of volunteering for both SCRA and volunteers.
4) Establish connections with local law schools to engage law student volunteers.
FINANCE, BOARD AFFAIRS, AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES
1) Prepare annual budget, annual reports and other fiduciary duties.
2) Provide periodic financial reports and financial oversight.
1) Ensure good governance: implement a Board of Advisors; recruit highly qualified board members, provide an informative board manual, oversee compliance functions, etc)
1) Ensure that the work of various committees is aligned and that the board makes timely thoughtful decisions.