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>>


Filed Learning for Teens at Pond Dakota

Thank you for a great year!

In 2016 Great River Greening continued to get kids, families, and communities outside, learning about science and discovering the spark that ignites a lifetime of caring for our land and water. With your help, we advanced our goal to touch nearly every community in the Twin Cities and lead the state to improve our most …read more →


Mission Moment: Field Learning for Teens

Great River Greening’s Field Learning for Teens program, which has inspired more that 1,200 at- risk students through hands-on restoration activities and connections with mentors with environmentally-based careers.


9th annual Business Forum hosts MN Twins president

More than 200 business colleagues came out for the 9th annual Great River Greening Business Forum to hear featured guest speaker Twins President Dave St. Peter discuss the Minnesota Twins’ commitment to environmental stewardship. An audience Q&A followed, led by journalist and founder of i.e. network Rick Kupchella. St. Peter’s is a fitting topic for …read more →


Minnesota Corn Growers cheer on Gophers with a gift to Great River Greening

This football and hockey season, Minnesota Corn Growers will donate to Great River Greening for great performances from the MN Gophers at home games. $100 will go to Great River Greening for every extra point the Gophers score, and every save the Gopher goalie makes. “Every time a Gophers extra point sails through the uprights, …read more →

St. Peter Herlad photo by Nancy Madson

Seven Mile Creek stakeholders identify actions to improve water quality

From the St. Peter Herald By NANCY MADSEN