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


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Seed picking schedule

Join the chapter in collecting prairie seed every Tuesday!

The seed will be cleaned and saved for redistribution to other remnants.

Date Time Location
Sept 7 6 - 7 pm

Blueberry Hill
Site is located just south of Bayport, Minnesota, at the intersection of Quant Ave and MN Hwy 95.  Just across the highway from Sharp Auto parts.

Sept 14 5:30 - 7 pm Meet at Kinnickinnic Natives Plant Nursery
Address: 235 HWY 65 North, River Falls, WI
From River Falls, take Highway 65 NORTH toward New Richmond, about 2.5 miles.
Sept 21 5:00 - 7 pm
Directions to Alexander oak savanna: 

From River Falls, take highway 65 south toward Ellsworth.
Slow down as you pass the Town Hall.
On the right side (west) is a small dirt road into a grass field and old corn field.  Park anywhere here.

Sept 28 5:00 - 7 pm TBD

 


 

Chapter picnic

Sunday, August 15, 2021 
Great time was had by all!

    

 


 

Recap:  Converting your non-native cool season grass site to a prairie!

This presentation described the methodology for slowly transitioning a cool season grass site into a diverse tall grass prairie using annual fire, inter-seeding, and little (or no) herbicide.
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