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

2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join the online 2021 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference! The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, one of the state’s premier lake conferences, includes a full day of presentations that will appeal to all students, property owners, government officials, and Wisconsin lake lovers.…

Turtles of the Namekagon Paddle

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Smooth softshell, false map, spiny softshell, snapping…the turtles of the Namekagon are fascinating animals living in a wild and scenic river. Get to know these reptilian Riverway residents during a guided kayak trip with SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters! We’ll watch…

(SOLD OUT) Namekagon 3-Day Paddle – August 2021

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
$800 – $850

**This paddle is now sold out. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for our August 1-3, 2021 paddle, please contact us at info@scramail.com.** Registration for the 2021 Namekagon River Three-Day Paddle from August 1-3, 2021 is…

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