St. Croix River Crossing Project
The 2017-2019 President’s Project has been announced.
The much anticipated St. Croix River Crossing bridge is completed and connects Minnesota with Wisconsin. A five mile, walking, biking trail, called the Loop Trail, was included as part of the project. Peggy Grubbs, our current WGCF president, realized that there was a wonderful opportunity for the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation to be involved in several aspects of this project. Beginning in June of 2016, Peggy Grubbs, Susan Johansen and Carol Howe, all members of the Willow River Garden Club, began working with representatives from St. Croix County to see how we could collaborate together.
The idea of putting in a Blue Star Marker and garden at the Loop Trailhead to honor our veterans, was embraced by St. Croix County officials. We were encouraged to also plant both raingardens and pollinator gardens as part of this project. United States Fish and Wildlife is partnering with WGCF to make this garden area a reality. Work on the trailhead begins in the spring of 2018 and the Blue Star Marker will be dedicated in October during the Gathering of Gardeners.