What We Do
The St. Croix International Waterway Commission was established in the late 1980's through. legislation and a memorandum of understanding between the Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine. Thereafter, the SCIWC provides co-operative management of the unique, distinctive and beautiful St. Croix Heritage River acting as a natural border between Canada and the United States.
The St. Croix International Waterway Commission works to maintain the heritage, recreational, economical and social values provided by the St. Croix River and Watershed. The SCIWC with the Memorandum of Understanding () and governmental legislation, was established to plan and facilitate the management processes in co-operation with the communities surrounding the river, local and federal governments (US and Canada), and many other supporters and partners.
Co-operative management of the shared waterway between the Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine is of great importance as changes to one side of the waterway often lead to similar changes on the other side of the waterway. With shared goals and interests we can better manage the waterway to maintain the rivers important qualities and traits.