2012 Great River Greening accomplishments with your support
Thanks to our friends and supporters, in 2012, Greening increased the scope of our impact, achieving more diverse conservation results and expanding our geography. Our conservation programs demonstrate our growing leadership in conservation partnerships throughout the greater Twin Cities and beyond. Thank you!
1,800 Greening partners and volunteers restored 3,100 acres by planting trees, shrubs, forbs, and grasses, and removing invasive species.
We engaged more youth by introducing a new program in 2012, in partnership with the Conservation Corps, to teach personal development and job skills. Like our Science Area Teen Network, the new Summer Youth Job Corps serves at-risk youth.
Conservation programs leveraged resources and partners
Seven-Mile Creek Watershed; Minnesota River Program:
Thirteen conservation practices got underway last year at Seven Mile Creek in Nicollet County, a tributary of the Minnesota River and the only designated trout stream in the southern Minnesota region.
Metro Area program:
- Conservation Partner Award: Presented by National Wild Turkey Federation
- Best Booth Display: Presented by HandsOn Twin Cities.
- Random Acts of Kindness Award: Presented by the City of Brooklyn Center.
- Environmental Excellence Award: Presented by the City of Woodbury.