Author: Great River Greening

Great River Greening Receives National Monarch Conservation Fund Grant

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29, 2016 – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded Great River Greening (GRG) a $110,916 grant to support the recovery of monarch butterflies. The grant is being funded by the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund (MBCF), an initiative established by NFWF in 2015 and financially supported by Monsanto Company, …read more →

Anoka Sandplain Partnership

The Anoka Sandplain serves as a critical filter for the aquifer that provides the TwinCities and east-central Minnesota with most of its drinking water. It is also a rich collection of natural resources, including two state Wild and Scenic Rivers and numerous wildlife management areas. The Anoka Sandplain Partnership is a coalition of 25 conservation stakeholders, …read more →

Anoka Sandplain

Characterized by thousands of shallow wetlands, miles of scenic rivers and streams, and the largest concentration of critically imperiled oak savanna in the Midwest, the Anoka Sandplain is a unique and valuable ecological treasure located in east-central Minnesota. The Sandplain provides: Critical drinking water to the people of the Twin Cities and east-central Minnesota through …read more →

2016 Fall Digest

Download the PDF Highlights in the PDF Utilizing our restoration sites for research Minnehaha Creek renewal among new west metro projects 800 volunteers cover a lot ground Million Milkweed Challenge 2016 Feature Engaging young new Americans in their local environment This fall, students from Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis spent a day by a …read more →

Outdoor Heritage Fund

Great River Greening’s work in the Anoka Sandplain  and Metro Big Rivers is supported by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, at the recommendation of Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Contacts: Restoration Ecologist  | Program Manager Wiley Buck (Metro Big Rivers ) Director of Operations Todd Rexine (Anoka Sandplain)    

Conservation Reserve Program For Grasslands – Application Deadline 12/16/2016

Link to story The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was recently expanded to include Grasslands. It’s an effort to help landowners and operators protect grassland, including rangeland and pastureland while while still using them for grazing. Participants receive annual payments of not more than 75% of the value of the land and cost-share assistance for contracts …read more →

Video: 7-Mile Creek Watershed Visioning Conversation

Stakeholders and community members developed six focus areas to shape water quality efforts in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed at a visioning session on Sept. 7. The session brought about 60 members of the public together, including stakeholders from county and state government agencies, farmers and property owners and members of other groups. The session …read more →