What good is a river?

Plenty! Minnesotans love the outdoors. Over one million people a year use the St. Croix River for recreation-fishing, swimming, canoeing, relaxing. This beautiful natural area also supports many jobs.

But phosphorus-from lawns, farms and sewage-pollutes the St. Croix. And as our population grows, the problem will only get worse. If we take action now, we can keep enjoying the river for many years to come.

Photo by John Hensel, courtesy MPCA
Every year, over one million people enjoy fishing, swimming, boating and other activity on the St. Croix River. (Photo by John Hensel, courtesy MPCA)