2017 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 →

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 Sand Plain

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 Sand Plain is a unique and valuable ecological treasure located in east-central Minnesota. The sand plain provides: Critical drinking water to the people of the Twin Cities and east-central …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 →

Minnesota Funding

Great River Greening’s work in the Anoka Sand Plain and Metro Big Rivers is supported by the Outdoor Heritage Fund. At the recommendation of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, funding supports projects that “…restore, protect, and enhance Minnesota’s wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.” The Anoka Sand Plain program protects, enhances, and restores …read more →

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 →

Volunteers plant wildflowers on CRP farmland near St. Peter

Mankato Free Press Link to original online story  Oct 9, 2016 By Tim Krohn ST. PETER — On a cool morning this weekend, dozens of volunteers moved slowly across a recently planted grassland field, stopping every five feet, pulling a small wildflower plug from a plastic carrier and then kneeling down to dig a small …read more →