Author: Great River Greening

201 Fall Digest

Download the PDF Highlights in the PDF Improving Water Quality in Mississippi Headwaters Region Expanding Our Geographic Reach New trail in Maplewood winds through prairie restored by volunteers Bridgeview Park Reserve preserves rare habitat in Sherburne County The science and history of the 7 Mile Creek Watershed 1,500 volunteers joined in our fall restoration efforts, …read more →

New trail in Maplewood winds through prairie restored by GRG volunteers

Celebrating the restoration of Fish Creek This fall, a hiking trail opened in Maplewood’s Fish Creek Natural Area that winds through a prairie of grasses and wildflowers, and uphill through a forest, opening to scenic views from the bluff. Since 2012, Great River Greening volunteers have pulled buckthorn and planted wildflowers to restore this 70-acre …read more →

NEWS SPOT Grow with KARE Milkweed Challenge

November 3, 2017 Great River Greening’s Million Milkweed Challenge was featured on Grow with KARE.  Show host Bobby Jensen interviewed GRG Project Manager Wiley Buck on the two-year volunteer collection effort. Executive Deborah Karasov also announced we were an target to reach our goal. At last count, we had done that and more, reaching 1.8 …read more →

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 sevenmilecreek.org …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 →

Utilizing our restoration sites for research

Sites Great River Greening volunteers have helped restore are being used for research in pollinators, forest ecology, and citizen engagement. For example, this fall, volunteers will be planting bur oak trees in Lindstrom, (10/29) for a climate resilience study in partnership with The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology.