Briefs: Volunteers needed on scenic riverway

  • Updated: April 20, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Fishing on the waters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway near the Osceola Landing along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

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The Volunteer Program at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles during the upcoming summer season. The riverway, a national park, has headquarters in St. Croix Falls, Wis.:

Arcola Mills Visitor Center

The center needs volunteers to help visitors step back in time at this 1840s lumber site south of Marine on St. Croix. Volunteers will greet visitors, provide information and perform other duties. Various weekday and weekend shifts are available. The center will be open from May through October in partnership with the Arcola Mills Historic Foundation.

St. Croix River Visitor Center

Help people connect with the Riverway at the park’s year-round visitor center in St. Croix Falls. Primary duties including staffing the visitor center desk, answering visitor questions in person and by phone, and distributing maps and brochures. Various weekday and weekend shifts are available.

Project RED

The St. Croix River Association, River Alliance of Wisconsin and National Park Service will be training citizens to assist in early detection of invasive species, when it is still possible to isolate or eradicate the infestation.

Algae Alert Network

Contribute to citizen science and public safety by helping monitor the St. Croix River for algae blooms and collecting water samples. Volunteers are needed on a regular and on-call basis between July and September to cover the river from Wild River State Park to Stillwater. In partnership with the St. Croix River Association.

Fairy Falls and St. Croix Boom Site

Volunteers are needed to help perform site monitoring at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boom Site Historical Wayside and the Riverway’s Fairy Falls area. Primary duties include visiting the sites on a regular basis, picking up litter and monitoring site conditions. Both sites are north of Stillwater. This effort is done in partnership with Friends of the St. Croix Boom Site.

For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jonathan Moore at or 715-491-6839.


Salvation Army to pick up donations

To help residents dispose of unwanted household items such as used furniture, clothing and sports equipment, the Salvation Army will have a truck available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27 at Afton City Hall.

Large, bulky items can be scheduled for a pickup by calling 612-332-6961.

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