The St. Croix watershed could become a National Heritage Area.

Find out more about the proposed North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix National Heritage Area, which would include Solon Springs, Gordon, Wascott and Barnes as well as other communities along the St. Croix watershed, at a meeting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Gordon Town Hall.

In addition to information on the proposed National Heritage Area, hear from community organizations operating in the area, share stories, network with community stakeholders and hear a presentation on "The Legend and Lore of Antoine Gordon" by Doug MacDonald. The afternoon concludes with Ojibwe flute music by Dennis and Cleo White.

According to the National Park Service, a National Heritage Area is a lived-in area where natural, cultural and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. Through public-private partnerships, these areas support historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism and educational projects, leveraging funds and long-term support for projects.

The meeting is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested at or through the North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area Facebook page.