2017

Connecting a favorite regional park to a new city park adds to health of wildlife and the river

Crosby Farm Regional Park is one of Saint Paul’s largest parks, comprising 730 secluded acres along the Mississippi River where hikers enjoy wooded slopes, wetlands, and small backwater lakes. Situated right off Shepard Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, it is a popular tranquil gem with 6.5 miles of trails that connect to the …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 →

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 →

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 →

Join us at the Kellogg Overlook for a Craft Beer!

Tuesday, July 25 – Friday July 28 3:00PM-6:00PM Great River Greening is joining the Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook (KCBO), an outdoor beer garden along Kellogg Blvd in St. Paul, from July 25-28, 2017. The event features craft beer, live entertainment, food, and good company. As KCBO’s charitable partner, Great River Greening receives a percentage of the event’s net proceeds …read more →

Pioneer Press: Thirty years in the making, Fish Creek Trail to open in Maplewood on Thursday

The grand opening of Fish Creek Trail, just over a mile long, will be celebrated June 22, 2017. (Courtesy of City of Maplewood) By S. M. CHAVEY | schavey@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: June 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm | UPDATED: June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Link to original article Thirty years ago, Maplewood residents went knocking on the doors of …read more →