State House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and members of the Walter Mondale family are scheduled to tour several Conservation Legacy spots honoring Mondale along the St. Croix.

“Vice President and Senator Walter Mondale led the effort to preserve the St. Croix River Valley for future generations as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.”

Winkler was the author of a bill passed and signed into law during the 2019 legislative session naming five areas along the St. Croix in Mondale’s honor. The region had great personal significance to Mondale as well. Mondale proposed to his wife-to-be Joan in a canoe on the St. Croix River.