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.



Are you a teacher, parent, or student?

You're invited to the virtual 2021 St. Croix Youth Summit on Earth Day, April 22!


  • International and local youth leaders
  • Presentations from experts working in conservation
  • Keynote address from author Natalie Warren (Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic, UMN Press)
  • ...and so much more!

This dynamic conference will highlight some of the environmental issues facing the St. Croix River watershed and show how you can take action to make a difference.

Registration is free for students thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors
at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, MidWestOne Bank, and Xcel Energy!

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

Spring Clean Up: Garlic Mustard ID & Removal

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help give Interstate Park a ‘spring cleaning’ for garlic mustard alongside SCRA and the Friends of Interstate Park! Learn how to spot this woodland invasive species and report it on your phone using the EDDMapS and iNaturalist apps. Then practice…

Spring Gathering

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 – $55

Join us for our outdoor Spring Gathering on Thursday, May 20 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Franconia Sculpture Park to celebrate the vital work we have done together and look ahead to the future! As one of the St. Croix…

Walk with Warblers Hike

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Calling all early birds! Start your day with a guided hike on the Trail of Myths in the Wert Nature Preserve. SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters will lead the way as we explore this popular pit stop for warblers on their…

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