SCRA Blog

A Spirit of Collaboration: The Partnership of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and the St. Croix River Association

By Sophia Patane | April 24, 2020

It’s no secret that big tasks are made easier with the help of friends, and the management and protection of national parks is no exception. On this Friendship Friday of National Park Week 2020, we’d like to take the opportunity to showcase the collaboration between the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, administered by the National…

SCRA Outside: Paddle Prep

By Jane Rice | April 21, 2020

The weather is getting warmer and the river is opening up! It’s time to get ready to paddle the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers this summer. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting ready for a day trip on these wild and scenic rivers.   Note: Be sure to follow any safety regulations regarding COVID-19 and…

From Tree Sap to Syrup: Learn How to Tap Your Maple Trees with Don Hansen

By Nichole Henger | April 17, 2020

On April 4, 2020, the St. Croix River Association (SCRA) was set to host a Maple Syruping Workshop geared towards landowners at Osprey Wilds. The event would include activities such as identifying sugar maple trees, an overview of tree tapping equipment, touring Osprey Wild’s sugar shack, and a presentation by a local landowner who has…