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EXPLORING THE ST. CROIX RIVER VALLEY event at Wild River State Park with Angie Hong

September 7 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

Angie Hong, author of Exploring the St. Croix River Valley, will join the Wild River State Park for a presentation and discussion on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. After a 20-minute talk, Angie and Park Naturalist Sean Hoppes will lead an easy half-mile walk through forests at the park. Bring good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Rain will cancel.

Meet at the amphitheater near the campground. Event recommended for ages 6 and up. Learn more here.


From headwaters to tributaries, Exploring the St. Croix River Valley is a comprehensive guide to the St. Croix Riverway and its 8,000-square-mile watershed. As readers learn about the landscape, its history, and the local flora and fauna, environmental educator Angie Hong recommends specific places to explore the varied habitats—including prairies, forests, and lakes—and shares countless ways to get out and enjoy them.

“In Exploring the St. Croix River Valley (University of Minnesota Press), outdoor educator Angie Hong proves an especially spirited and knowledgeable guide to the scenic region. She provides a wealth of lived-in tips for outdoor adventures of all kinds, from beginner to advanced, in the place where she and her family ‘have woven ourselves into the fabric of the St. Croix.’”—Minnesota Conservation Volunteer

Angie Hong has been a conservation educator for more than twenty years. As coordinator for Minnesota’s East Metro Water Education Program, she works with thirty local government partners to implement education programs focused on teaching and inspiring communities to protect water resources. Her tips and tales about keeping water clean are featured regularly in columns in the Stillwater Gazette, Forest Lake Times, and other Minnesota newspapers, as well as online at eastmetrowater.org. She has a large following on Instagram and TikTok @mnnature_awesomeness.

Wild River State Park Visitor Center

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Taylors Falls, Minnesota 55084 United States
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651-583-2125