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.

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Transform People and Places

From urban trout streams to wild scenic rivers, Great River Greening leads hands-on, community-based efforts to restore habitat and reduce pollutants in critical areas throughout Minnesota.

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Make a difference

Opportunities are available to individuals, groups, schools and businesses, to learn stewardship by working alongside ecologists on invasive species control, prairie restoration and tree planting.

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Renew your community

Support our work to secure the legacy of Minnesota lands and waters, foster stewardship, and interest at-risk teens in conservation careers.

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