Great River Greening will soon be seeding a new forest in a new 200-acre Wildlife Management Area, Sunktokeca WMA, located northeast of Faribault.
9-18-2018 By Nancy Madsen It goes a bit against the grain for farmers to plant seed in the summer or fall. But for a handful of farmers in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed, planting cover crops in between rows of corn or soybeans is gaining traction. Cover crops, such as rye, turnips and wheat, have …read more →
Until recently, canoeing the Minnehaha Creek included maneuvering polluted waters in a lengthy secluded ditch, along industrial backyards. Now, this same stretch brings you through the Minnehaha Creek Preserve, surrounded by thriving wetland grasses, amid eagles, deer and wood ducks. Central to the transformation is a re-meandered portion of the creek, between Meadowbrook and Louisiana …read more →
Two hundred volunteers came out to Valley Park in Mendota Heights to improve the water quality of the creek. The event, co-sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, was the capstone celebration of MPR Water Month, an intensive focus on Minnesotans deep connections to water that included water-themed programming throughout April, on all MPR’s channels: news, music, …read more →
Protecting drinking water, enhancing the outdoor experience, and restoring a native grass Outdoor enthusiasts know firsthand the value of Minnesota’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), which total 1.3 million acres of publicly-accessible prairies, wetlands, forests, and brush lands. But, all our state residents, aware or not, have a stake in these undeveloped lands. They are ideal …read more →
Friday, July 13
9 am- 5 pm
As part of “The Year of Soil,” Great River Greening is hosting a Soil Tour, with partners, Gustavus Adolphus College and the Nicollet Farm Bureau.
All are welcome to join us as we explore questions like: What is soil health? What do soil conservation practices do?
By NANCY MADSEN firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 16, 2018 Houston and Hayley Matanowski waded through knee- to hip-high grasses, identifying, cutting and removing thistles and woody plants. The couple were two of about 40 volunteers who cleaned up the banks of Seven Mile Creek on Saturday morning. They volunteered through the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership, a …read more →
Talahi Woods is an oak forest in Saint Cloud, adjacent to a recreational city park, with trails that open to a bluff view of the Mississippi River. The woods are owned by St. Cloud State University, often used as an outdoor classroom, as well as enjoyed by neighbors. A few years ago, the university began a …read more →
Photographer Kay Herbst Helms’ exhibition of photographs tells the story of the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership-a group of people who share a common interest in the health of the water in this particular watershed.
Join us! This season, we will host our biggest event yet at Doyle-Kennefick Future Regional Park; Restore land along along the Minnesota River in the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge; Cast milkweed pods on historic land in Mendota Heights, and plant trees in Crosby Farm Regional Park and milkweed in a Wildlife Management Area in Rice MN.