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PHOTO OP: General Mills volunteers hike to Great River Greening planting event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTO OP: General Mills volunteers hike to Great River Greening planting event to celebrate 65 years of giving  [October 7, 2018 Saint Paul] More than 100 General Mills employees will leave the World Headquarters in Golden Valley on Tuesday, hike through campus and down the road to Westwood Hills Nature Center, …read more →

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 →

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 →