Tag Archives: Hudson WI

Invasive Species Control on the St. Croix River – Demonstration & Information

The Minnesota DNR, Wisconsin DNR, National Park Service and Wild Rivers Conservancy are teaming up in a concentrated effort to stop the spread of Invasive Fish Species such as Silver and Bighead Carp in the upper Mississippi River basin, including the St. Croix River. Come and see the Minnesota DNR’s new Electrofishing Boat in action in the bay north of the beach house (water conditions permitting). You will have the opportunity to meet the Aquatics and Fisheries Biologists who are working hard to stop these large and voracious fish from out competing our native fish. These agencies will also have display booths with videos, mounted fish, technology demonstrations and printed materials. Information will also be available on controlling other aquatic and terrestrial invasive species.

Let’s Go Paddling!

In honor of RiverFest week, join our naturalists on a scenic kayaking trip up to the beautiful Willow Falls, before peacefully floating back down the Willow River. This is a great activity to enjoy individually, with a friend, or as a family! Children ages 10 and up, with a parent/guardian and capable of operating their own kayak are welcome to join! There is also the option of renting one of our 2-4 person canoes. Please dress for the weather and bring along a lifejacket (or wear one of ours) waterproof shoes, drinking water, sunscreen and bug spray. We’ll meet at the boat launch for this event!

Meet at the Willow River boat launch Willow River State Park, 1034 County Road A, Hudson

Registration is required as spots are limited. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/letsgopaddle

This event costs $25/kayak or canoe. Vehicle admission into the park is a separate and required fee. All outdoor events are weather-dependent.
Questions? Email: naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org

Let’s Go Paddling!

In honor of RiverFest week, join our naturalists on a scenic kayaking trip up to the beautiful Willow Falls, before peacefully floating back down the Willow River. This is a great activity to enjoy individually, with a friend, or as a family! Children ages 10 and up, with a parent/guardian and capable of operating their own kayak are welcome to join! There is also the option of renting one of our 2-4 person canoes. Please dress for the weather and bring along a lifejacket (or wear one of ours) waterproof shoes, drinking water, sunscreen and bug spray. We’ll meet at the boat launch for this event!

Meet at the Willow River boat launch Willow River State Park, 1034 County Road A, Hudson

Registration is required as spots are limited. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/letsgopaddle

This event costs $25/kayak or canoe. Vehicle admission into the park is a separate and required fee. All outdoor events are weather-dependent.
Questions? Email: naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org