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Restoring Oak Savanna in Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Turning off a busy Cliff Road in Eagan, into Lebanon Hills Regional Park, brings visitors into a vast natural area with miles of trails, a dozen small lakes, swimming beach, horse trails, campgrounds, and an education center. This is Dakota County’s largest park and people throughout the metro area rank it as a favorite for …read more →

Thank you for a great 2017!

2017 was a record-breaking year. Families and community groups joined us outdoors to dig deep and improve natural areas across the state – not just for today, but for generations to come. We engaged 2,800 volunteers  at 63 restoration events across Minnesota Restored 2,200 acres of threatened prairie land, wildlife habitat (including pollinator habitat), urban …read more →

Watershed Outreach Program of the Year

Great River Greening is honored to be the recipient of the Watershed Outreach Program of the Year Award from Capitol Region Watershed District The award is given to an organization that has demonstrated through its policies, practices or projects a commitment to Capitol Region Watershed District’s (CRWD) mission to protect, manage and improve water resources …read more →

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 →

NEWS SPOT Grow with KARE Milkweed Challenge

November 3, 2017 Great River Greening’s Million Milkweed Challenge was featured on Grow with KARE.  Show host Bobby Jensen interviewed GRG Project Manager Wiley Buck on the two-year volunteer collection effort. Executive Deborah Karasov also announced we were an target to reach our goal. At last count, we had done that and more, reaching 1.8 …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 →

Volunteer Supervisors are the gears of our restoration events

No question, every Great River Greening volunteer is super. But there are those that standout even among the greats: Our dedicated team of Volunteer Supervisors – they are the gears of our restoration events. Volunteer Supervisors lead small groups of volunteers, made up every age and ability, to ensure each one understands the tools and …read more →