There are few purposes more important to us than to restore wonder in the world around us.

Great River Greening began in 1995 as a massive five-year volunteer planting project on the Saint Paul riverfront, where 10,000 volunteers and 450 organizations helped plant 35,000 trees and shrubs. With your support, we have grown to be Minnesota’s restoration leader, mobilizing communities to conserve our most critical natural areas, lakes, and rivers. Read more>>


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Tip a glass at Indeed to benefit Great River Greening!

Join us in the taproom at Indeed Brewing on Wednesday, April 27 for an “Indeed We Can’” event.

Indeed Brewing chose Great River Greening for its charitable initiative, where every Wednesday, net profits are donated to charity. Growler fills and merchandise too! Read More


2015, a year of firsts and celebrations

Celebrating Great River Greening’s 20th anniversary last year, gave us an opportunity to not only reflect on numerous accomplishments, but also step forward in fresh ways.  It was a special year and one we can all be proud of. These highlights could not have been accomplished without you: Video: Students talk about their experiences with Field Learning for […]

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Shoring up water quality

Shoreline restoration demonstrates techniques landowners can apply to their lakeshores This spring, Great River Greening is partnering with Scott County and Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District (PLSLWD) to install a variety of shoreline restoration methods, such as “willow wattles,” bio-logs, and planting native wetland grasses that will promote a natural plant barrier to phosphorus runoff. […]