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?
Friday, July 13
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 →
Turn your nature walks into a conservation adventure Great River Greening has worked at hundreds of sites. But we need community help to manage these natural areas. Your eyes can help us keep these sites beautiful. Job Description What is a Site Monitor? Site monitor volunteers observe and track the health of a natural area …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 →
A Pollinator Seed Initiative begun last spring is making progress. Ground preparation and planting projects are planned throughout this year, including one in Woodbury, where Great River Greening volunteers will be working this month. “The seed initiative is a pioneering concept with no Minnesota precedent,” said Steve Huckett, conservation director for Great River Greening. With …read more →
A focus in Woodbury is a milelong stretch of buried pipeline land along Ojibway Park Road. By Kelly Busche Star Tribune APRIL 28, 2018 link to article The continued shrinking of pollinator-friendly land and resources has prompted several new initiatives in Washington County to combat a loss of habitat for butterflies, bees, beetles and songbirds. This summer, …read more →
Every spring Great River Greening brings 1,000 volunteers out to natural spaces in Minnesota to restore our land and water. This season’s events will draw even more people, working on sites throughout the state. We kick things off in April with a celebration of Minnesota Public Radio’s Water Month. Volunteers will work alongside MPR Radio …read more →
A broad coalition of people, aligned with agriculture, recreation, conservation, urban/rural communities, education, and government entities, make up the The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership. The group is reporting positive results: Landowners are coming forward to learn more and take real steps toward land management that has a positive impact on the environment.
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.