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2017 Spring Digest

Highlights Spectacular Earth Day Turnout 350 community members volunteered with Great River Greening this Earth Day to plant nearly 2,000 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers along Bushaway Road in Wayzata. Butler Family Foundation Grant helps to increase our pollinator seed supply Pilot Knob, a Great River Greening restoration site, earns spot on National Register of Historic Places …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 →