St. Croix Valley

St. Croix Chapter is located in an area that at one time included large dry prairies. Today there are small oak savanna remnants that still contain some uncommon plants associated with those historic prairies. Our chapter works on a few of these, visits others to appreciate what is left, and educates folks on fire-dependent ecosystems. 

The St. Croix chapter covers Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin, and Washington county in Minnesota. We invite you to join us! 

Learn more on our Sites and projects page.

 

Chapter contact:  Evanne Hunt, [email protected]; 715-381-1291 
Facebook:  Chapter page
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TPE_SCV
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tpescv


What's New

Work Party Schedule

During the winter we work to open the canopy above the prairie plants by clearing buckthorn and cutting down non-native trees.

Come for one, two, three, or four hours -- whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!

Date Time Location
Jan 29 10 am - 2 pm

Alexander oak savanna
We will have a bonfire, gourmet hot dogs and Evanne's famous mulled wine!!
Come for one hours, two hours; whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
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Bring: Drinking water, leather gloves.
We supply loppers, handsaw, herbicide, hot dogs, and snacks.  Feel free to bring your own lunch if you don't care for hot dogs.
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Directions:
   From River Falls, take highway 65 south toward Ellsworth.
   Park at the Town (of River Falls) Hall.
Feb 12 10 am - 2 pm

Blueberry Hill
Directions:
Site is located just south of Bayport, Minnesota, at the intersection of Quant Ave and MN Hwy 95.
The entrance is just across the highway from Sharp Auto parts.  Turn east on Quant and park in the new parking lot (on the left).

Google map and directions
Feb 26 10 am - 2 pm

Rocky Branch savanna
Directions: 
Meet at the trailhead located between 1371 and 1401 River Ridge Road in River Falls.
March TBD  
Firebreaks at all sites TBD

 

Upcoming Conferences

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TPE Conference 2022 

The Prairie Enthusiasts Conference 2022, Inspired by Resilience, will celebrate the role you play as a steward of prairies and oak savannas. Learn, connect, and be restored by the natural beauty of the land. 

Conference: Wednesday, February 16 - Saturday February 19, 2022

Prescribed Burn School: Tuesday, February 15

Click here to learn more and register! 

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Best Practices for Pollinators 2022 

March 1-3, 2022

Virtual conference hosted by the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and the Xerces Society.  Only $30 for three days.

Details and registration info here.