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Chris Stein has been the superintendent of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway for a year. He has served in national parks all over the country in his 30 years with the National Parks Service. He says a beautiful workplace is something NPS employees can always count on.

St. Croix Riverway: A national park in our own backyard

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When it comes to the mission of the National Park Service and the St. Croix, one question guides almost everything they do. "Is it in the best interest of the river?"


That's how park superintendent Chris Stein explains his role and that of the 40 full-time and more than 50 seasonal National Park Service employees who manage and maintain the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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