Author: Great River Greening

Expanding our geographic reach

NEWS BRIEF: Great River Greening has been meeting with longtime partners and new alliances to discuss opportunities for us to bring our core competency as the primary restoration partner to their work in acquisition, easements, and planning. They include: Expanding the Seven Mile Creek Watershed program to include all of Nicollet County Restoration in Cannon …read more →

Improving Water Quality in Mississippi Headwaters

Great River Greening begins working in Itasca County and the Mississippi Headwaters region this fall as part of new partnership with the Deer Lake Association (DLA). Our focus is to improve water quality in Deer Lake by assessing watershed conditions and identifying possible impairments. Deer Lake, located just north of Grand Rapids, is one of …read more →

Seven Mile Creek Partnership Website

The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership We are a broad coalition representing conservation, agriculture, community, academic, government and recreation groups led by Great River Greening and Nicollet SWCD. We are driven by the conviction that modern farming methods, a vibrant farm economy, and excellent water quality can and must exist in harmony.   Visit the …read more →

Annual Business Forum Delves into Health Care

“The Future of Health Care” is the subject of Great River Greening’s tenth annual Business Forum, featuring remarks from Andrea Walsh, CEO and President of HealthPartners. Addressing nearly 300 seasoned and aspiring business leaders, Walsh will speak on health care issues related to costs, access, and service quality in the midst of changing political, social, …read more →

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 →