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, evanne.hunt@outlook.com; 715-381-1291 
Facebook:  Chapter page
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TPE_SCV
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tpescv


What's New


What is a hill prairie?

The projects we manage -- Foster, Alexander and Rocky Branch -- are examples of hill prairies or goat prairies.  What does that mean?  This article about Illinois hill prairies is a great description of characteristics and management techniques.

 


Work Party Schedule

We have canceled all work parties through December because of the COVID surge.
Feel free to hike the sites on your own.
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Gorgeous photo of the Foster savanna

Oct 31 work day 
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A photo of Alexander after the burn
 
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Future Work Schedule

(subject to change)
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Date:  Saturday, January 2
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, January 16
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, January 30
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, February 13
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  Foster Conservation Area
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, February 27
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, March 7
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, March 13
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, March 20
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.
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Date:  Saturday, March 27
Time:  10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Come for one hours, two hours, whatever time you can volunteer is much appreciated!
Location:  TBD
Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, lunch.