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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Looking to deepen your engagement?

Looking to deepen your engagement?

Become a volunteer supervisor!

Do you enjoy leading, teaching, and motivating others? Are you an experienced Great River Greening volunteer interested in taking on a leadership role at one of our restoration events? Do you care about the environment and want to make a lasting impact?

If you answered yes to any of these, then sign up today to become a Volunteer Supervisor! Our Volunteer Supervisors tell us it’s tremendously satisfying to help others learn about the environment while making tangible improvements to our urban landscape. Anyone is welcome to become a Supervisor; no previous knowledge or experience is required–we will teach you all you need to know at the Volunteer Supervisors Training!

Contact us  at  volunteer@greatrivergreening.org


Metro youth learn the art of sowing wild rice

Seeding the future with a tradition This summer, a dozen students from American Indian Opportunity Center’s High School helped with Great River Greening’s multi-year effort to restore wild rice to the Rum River. Setting out in canoes provided by partner,


Thank You Give to the Max donors!

Thank you to ALL who took part and donated on Give to the Max Day!!   We had even more donors than last year, and are so grateful for your continued support of our work to restore land, water, and



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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