Environmental Trifecta at Carlos Avery WMA

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 →

Great River Greening Site Monitor

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 →

Restoring oak forest gives way to a happy understory

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 →

Seed for seed, this pollinator project is taking hold

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 →


MCTC Pilot Knob Event Registration (5/5) Online registration is currently close. Please fill a paper waiver and turn it in at the event. We will also have extra waivers at the event. Note: each adult must register separately (to legally complete the waiver). However, an adult can include minors on their registration and e-sign the …read more →