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St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift

$ 90.00

Exhibit on view April 19 through June 24 at Mill City Museum

Limited to 5,000 numbered copies, this edition is a beautiful keepsake collection of Craig Blacklock's stunning photography, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, created by Congress in 1968 to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values.  200 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, which includes its major tributary the Namekagon, was established as one of the original eight rivers under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Blacklock’s photographs allow you to see the St. Croix Watershed through the eyes of a naturalist and artist.

In this book, you glide with Blacklock through rapids in his kayak and soar with eagles and trumpeter swans looking down with wonder at the meandering, island-strewn river far below. Discover the breadth of the rivers in magnificent panoramas, as well as woodland birds and spring ephemerals you might otherwise miss.

  • 204 pages
  • 15 x 12 inches, cloth binding
  • Signed inside by Craig Blacklock
  • 277 photographs by award-winning photographer, Craig Blacklock
  • Essay by Vice President, Walter F. Mondale
  • 24 pages of inspiring quotes, poems and song lyrics on contrasting paper.
  • You will receive access to an enthralling video compiled from hundreds of Craig Blacklock’s still photographs from this project, set to music by Stillwater singer/songwriter Peter Mayer.
  • You will be supporting The Enduring Gift Photography Project. All photographs created for this project are being made available to the St. Croix River Association and the National Park Service.
  • A portion of book proceeds will be donated to the St. Croix River Association —the premier organization working to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed.

Additional Signature and Museum editions of the book are available from Blacklock Photography Gallery.

View photos from the book


“Craig Blacklock’s life has been a quest for truth and beauty.  In his work we see the intrinsic value of nature and we yearn to be more a part of it.  His photographs are unexcelled for their elegance and for the spectacular moments they capture.  His recent photographs of the St. Croix River and its tributaries strengthen our bonds to the watershed and our resolve to ensure its ongoing protection.” — John Kaul, Afton Films

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