Visit the River Awareness Week Website for info on the great events happening up and down the St. Croix River!
The St. Croix River is a national treasure, and the St. Croix River Association (SCRA) invites you to celebrate it and help clean it up during their annual River Awareness Week. In 2014 River Awareness Week is July 12-20th. This weeklong event along the St. Croix River, and its tributaries, is a great way for people of all ages to experience the amazing gift we have in our own backyard.
The St. Croix River is one of the cleanest tributaries flowing to the Mississippi River, but it’s not without its challenges. There is too much phosphorus, which leads to algae blooms. Many invasive species are creeping in, replacing native plants and animals. These are some big challenges. For one week, the SCRA coordinates efforts to make us all more “River Aware”, hoping to build a lasting river connection. People take care of what they love, and everyone has a role in taking care of our water.
There are multiple ways for you to participate! River clean-up is a traditional and important part of River Awareness Week. You can find a clean-up (check back in July for a listing), or if you would like to organize a clean-up, contact SCRA and we can help choose a river segment for your group. Clean ups are just one part of the week. There are other events planned on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers.
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