The event features a delightful catered dinner and cocktails, tour of John Hickey’s 150 acre restored farm, and a conversation about the importance of native ecology and Great River Greening’s impact on Minnesota’s land and water.
This party is a fundraising event generously hosted by John and Michelle Hickey on behalf of Great River Greening.
19259 Mushtown Road
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Please RSVP by October 4
to Meredith St. Pierre
More about the Hickey property
John’s great great grandfather homesteaded this property in 1860. John is now the fourth generation to continue work on the land. Previous generation farmed the entire property, but John has taken a different view and has converted 47 acres of tillable cropland in to native prairie. He has also restored 23 acres of wetlands, and cleared several woodlands of invasive buckthorn. In 2016 he converted the final acres of crop land to native grasses, leaving behind a history of traditional farming.
Because of his work, John was named Conservation Leader of the Year by Scott County in 2016. Learn more about his work with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District in this presentation.