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Representing Residential Properties, Including Waterfront and Retreat Homes,
Throughout the St. Croix River Valley, Extending to Lake Superior and Northwest Wisconsin

the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act
From this Act, the St. Croix and the Namekagon rivers became the country’s first wild and scenic river national park—the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. In partnership with the National Park Service and others, the St. Croix River Association is leading a year of events to raise awareness of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and provide recreational opportunities for all. To learn more, visit:

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Ales and Owls: Unraveling the Mysteries of the St. Croix Valley Saw-whet Owl by Jennifer Vieth

Thursday, March 29  6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
1900 Tower Dr W, Stillwater MN 55082

Every October, hundreds of Northern Saw-whet Owls migrate through the backyards of slumbering St. Croix Valley residents, passing unseen through the night. These tiny owls weigh only as much as eight Oreo cookies, yet travel distances in excess of 800 miles in search of safe wintering grounds.  Join the St. Croix River Association and Jennifer Vieth, local owl researcher and Executive Director of Carpenter Nature Center, to learn about the international research underway to unravel the mysteries of the Northern Saw-whet Owl’s seasonal movements.

ST. CROIX RIVER - Holy Cross
The St. Croix River, a protected waterway as a part of the National Wild & Scenic River Act of 1968, begins its journey south at Solon Springs, Wisconsin. It concludes its journey at Prescott, Wisconsin, where it joins the Mississippi River. Along the way it passes through primitive and rugged woodlands, steep bluffs and charming river towns and is joined by other rivers that create its size and rapidly moving water. The river provides a natural border between the states of Minnesota and WisconsinThe lower 27 miles, from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to Presoctt, is the area of the river that has experienced residential expansion in the form of weekend retreats and year round homes. Due to its close proximity to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and its natural beauty, it is the desired location of many who not only want to recreate the river but to also experience its charm each day.The cities that have drawn the most interest are Stillwater, Hudson, Marine on St. Croix (not a city at all but a delightful village located north of Stillwater), Osceola, Hastings and Prescott.Each of these communities were founded in the mid-1800's as this region of the country was being settled. Each community has its unique charm and attraction. Most importantly, they each offer easy access to the twin cities for employment, education, medical services, shopping, theatre and sporting events and, of course, the International Airport.  







         Afton, MN Osceola, WI
Bayport, MN Denmark Twsp., MN
Hudson, WI Prescott, WI
Lake St. Croix Beach, MN St. Croix Falls, WI
Lakeland, MN St. Mary's Point, MN
Lakeland Shores, MN Scandia, MN
Maine on St. Croix, MN Stillwater, MN
North Hudson, WI Taylors Falls, MN