April 22, 2023 is the 53rd Anniversary of Earth Day. This global celebration marks the anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, which gave voice to an emerging environmental consciousness across the nation. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Father of Earth Day, was born and raised in Clear Lake, WI, and credits his love for the environment to the boyhood time he spent on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers.
Learn more about the history of Earth Day on the North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area website.
Seegwan - Celebration of Spring will be held on Earth Day (April 22, 2023) from 7:30 a.m. o 8:00 p.m. at the Wild River State Park - 39797 Park Trail - Center City, MN 55012 (free admission to the park that day!).
These fun activities are more are FREE and open to the public and a park entrance fee will not be required. This is an annual event, begun over 40 years ago, to celebrate Spring (Seegwan or Ziigwan, Ojibwe spelling to be corrected in 2024) in the St. Croix River Valley.
|7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Bird Walk with Joe Sausen|
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Visitor Center Grand Opening following remodeling|
|10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Signs of Spring Walk|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Bluebird Talk by Gloria Peterson|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Leap Creep slither Program: an Osprey Wilds presentation by Savannah Maiers|
|2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Help build a sculpture for the Visitor Center|
|6:30 p.m.||The Dann Adair and Marissa Dodge Duo Concert|