Volunteers help restore 70 acres in Maplewood that open up trails and views for the community to enjoy.

Preserving Fish Creek Open Space in Maplewood will enhance one of the largest undeveloped open spaces in the area and a part of the Mississippi River flyway with views of the river valley. More than 100 volunteers joined us this fall in a “Buckthorn Blast” to clear invasive species from Fish Creek Open Space. This …read more →

Take the Million Acorn Challenge

Summer 2013 promises a bumper crop of acorns. Not every year is good for acorns so, in light of this year’s banner crop, Great River Greening is initiating a “Million Acorn Challenge” for the South Washington Conservation Corridor, an important 30-acre conservation greenway of public land located near the cities of Woodbury and Cottage Grove. In …read more →

Rain gardens continue to sprout in Saint Paul

Great River Greening is again joining Hamline-Midway and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods residents and friends in an effort improve the quality of our lakes and Mississippi River by planting 82 rain gardens along their boulevards over two days, bringing the total so far to 142 gardens since the project began in 2012. This is a continuation of …read more →

Spring events to restore lakes and rivers

Thanks to support of volunteers and partners, Great River Greening is expecting to host over 1,000 volunteers this spring in public and private restoration events that kick off mid-April. [Spring 2013] With registration for this season’s activities now open, volunteers are eager to work at some new sites as well as return to old favorites. The …read more →

Greening in the News – March 2013

Links to news about Great River Greening’s high-level concept study (link to study) for a new park in the fast-growing North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis, commissioned by the North Loop Neighborhood Association. Finance and Commerce January 30, 2013 North Loop: Desperately seeking green space By Burl Gilyard Minnpost Feburary 11, 2013 Needed: A park for …read more →

January restoration events focus on connected natural lands in metro area

Restoration volunteers and partners head east and west this month, to gather and burn buckthorn that was cut this past fall. Buckthorn contributes to erosion by shading out other plants that grow on the forest floor, and threatens the future of forests, wetlands, prairies, and other natural habitats. It is designated as a restricted noxious weed in …read more →