Conversations of the Valley

 Season 2017-2018 Speakers

 Conversations of the Valley 

A public affairs luncheon series sponsored by the
St. Croix Valley Foundation 

Creating the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

with guest speaker:
Julie Galonska, Superintendent of the
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway,
a national park comprised of over 200 miles of the St. Croix and Namekagon
rivers. Known for its clean water, beautiful scenery and an array of recreational
opportunities, the Riverway is visited by thousands of people every year. But
national parks don’t just happen. How did a place once manipulated and
harnessed for its power in the logging industry become such a treasured
destination? Join us for a look back at the creation of America’s first wild and
scenic river national park and its first 50 years.

Julie Galonska is the superintendent of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
She has worked for the NPS for over 20 years in the areas of interpretation,
education, and cultural resource management. Julie previously served as the
chief of interpretation, education, and cultural resource management at the
Riverway and earlier worked at national parks in Arkansas, Ohio, and Washington, DC.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Lowell Inn Event Center, 102 N. Second St., Stillwater

The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee your reservation.
(Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 per ticket, if seats available.)
To make a reservation (due in SCVF offices by noon prior to the day of luncheon):

  • mail your check to: SCVF, 516 Second St. #214, Hudson, WI 54016, or
  • make your reservation by credit card online at: SCVFoundation.org, using the PayPal system.
    There is a $1.00 processing fee per person using PayPal.
Conversations of the Valley is supported by a generous contribution from
First State Bank and Trust.

Conversations
of the Valley is a monthly luncheon series.  The programs feature speakers on an interesting variety of topics; they are designed to strengthen community connections in the St. Croix Valley and to facilitate discussion around a broad range of local current affairs issues.Programs are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at

The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, located at 102 N. Second Street. The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee your reservation. (Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 a ticket if seating is available.) Please note, doors open at 11:15 a.m.

To Make a Reservation:  Send a check for $17 per registrant to the St. Croix Valley Foundation at 516 Second St., Suite 214, Hudson, WI 54016. Please enclose the names of the attendees with your check. (Checks are due in the SCVF offices by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)or Reserve online using a credit card and the PayPal system. Please note the $1.00 processing fee per person for registrations made using PayPal. (Registrations are due by noon the day prior to the luncheon.)




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Our Previous Conversations of the Valley:

"Little Free Library" with Todd Bol, Wednesday, January 17, 2017

Dispatches from the Land of 10,000 Lakes" with Boyd Huppert, Monday, December 11, 2017

"Secrets of the Congdon Mansion" with Joseph Kimball, Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health in The St. Croix Valley" with FamilyMeans & Lakeview Health Foundation, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts” with guest speaker Jane Straub of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“Real Mountains – A Grief Journey” with guest speaker Dan Seftick, Author, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“Opening the Door to the Natural World” with guest speaker Jennifer Vieth of the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“The Role of a Community Foundation in Identifying Community Needs” with guest speaker Paul Mayer of the New Richmond Area Community Foundation

"Under the Surface: Teens Find Hope Through Underwater Photography” with guest speaker Ben Thwaits of Northwest Passage”, Dec. 11, 2016