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

Great River Greening is an environmental conservation nonprofit working throughout Minnesota with a mission to inspire and lead local communities in restoring and conserving the land and water that enrich our lives. As Minnesota’s leader in community-based restoration, devoted solely to stewardship, we engage volunteers on a scale no other environmental organization can match. Nearly 40,000 volunteers have worked with us, side-by-side, to improve, restore and care for Minnesota’s natural heritage—17,500 acres and counting. More


Spring Restoration Events

Get your hands dirty and join community efforts to plant native trees, remove invasive plants, and more! …
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Great River Greening Leadership Update

We have some news at Great River Greening and want to share an update. After a wonderful 13-year run at …
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Restoring our city and regional parks

Our parks are in a state of rapid decline; they’re overrun by invasive plants and pests, they struggle to sustain …
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