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. We invite you to join us!
Learn more on our Sites and projects page.
All meetings are at the River Falls Public Library in the Board Room at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of the St. Croix Valley chapter of TPE.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St, River Falls, WI 54022
Celebrate all things prairie during Free Admission Week at Wisconsin state parks. No park pass required!
Date: June 1 (Saturday)
Time: 8 am until noon
Location: Willow River State Park, 1034 Co Hwy A, Hudson, WI 54016
|8 am||Guided prairie walk just inside the park entrance. An expert will point out important pollinator plants of the prairie! Bring your cameras!
Guided bird walk. A member of the St, Croix Valley Bird Club will help identify grassland and forest birds by site and sound. Bring your binoculars!
|9 am||Terrestrial invasives. Learn how to manage non-native, invasive plants like buckthorn, wild parsnip, and more!|
|9 - 11 am||Visit exhibits outside Nature Center in the park. There will be snakes, amphibians, games, a scavenger hunt, and more!|
|10:15||Hear Dr. Stanley Temple in Nature Center talk about "What in the World Have We Done to Deserve All These Cranes?"|
|11 am||Watch the TPE video “Prairie Enthusiasm” in the Nature Center.|