an affiliate of St. Croix Valley Foundation
Est. 1994, Re-Est. 2009
Serving the Minnesota communities of Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach, St. Mary's Point and Afton.
Lower St. Croix Valley
Board of Directors
Robert Craggs (Chair)
Maggie Arzdorf-Schubbe (Vice Chair)
To engage citizens to strive together to improve the vitality of our communities and to improve the natural world of our communities. We do this by:
Increasing connections among citizens
increasing understanding of and access to existing natural amenities in the valley
Improving the quality of and stewardship of natural resources
Serving 5 communities: Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach, St. Mary's Point, Afton
First chartered in 1994 as The Afton Foundation, the board later recognized the changing and growing needs of the broader area. In 2009, with its mission and service region now including 5 Lower St. Croix cities, the board chose to affiliate with St. Croix Valley Foundation in order to maintain greater proximity to constituents as well as region-wide resources.
With all 5 municipalities, Washington County and citizen donors on board, the Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation accomplished the rebuilding, repaving, bridge replacement and ADA improvements to the Lower St. Croix Trail. Learn more.
The current focus of Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation remains the Lower St. Croix Trail.