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 →

2017 Fall Digest

Download the PDF Highlights in the PDF Improving Water Quality in Mississippi Headwaters Region Expanding Our Geographic Reach New trail in Maplewood winds through prairie restored by volunteers Bridgeview Park Reserve preserves rare habitat in Sherburne County The science and history of the 7 Mile Creek Watershed 1,500 volunteers joined in our fall restoration efforts, …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 →

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 →