Designation

St. Croix River

Why Was the River Designated?

The 1991 designation of the St. Croix River recognized its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational heritage as well as its important habitats that support rare plant species and birds such as the bald eagle and ospreys. The home of the Passamaquoddy and other Indigenous peoples for over 4,000 years, the river was also the site of the first European settlement in 1604.