Minnesota Funding

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Great River Greening’s work in the Anoka Sand Plain and Metro Big Rivers is supported by the Outdoor Heritage Fund. At the recommendation of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, funding supports projects that “…restore, protect, and enhance Minnesota’s wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.”

The Anoka Sand Plain program protects, enhances, and restores the lands and waters of the Anoka Sand Plain region. Contact: Restoration Ecologist  | Program Manager Wiley Buck

The Metro Big Rivers program protects, restores and enhances high priority wildlife habitat within the three big river corridors in the Twin Cities metropolitan urbanizing area – the Minnesota River, Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Contact: Director of Operations Todd Rexine


Great River Greening’s work throughout the greater metropolitan area is supported by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. At the recommendation of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), funding supports projects “for the public purpose of protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.”

The Metro Conservation Corridors program engages community volunteers, restores upland and shoreline habitat, and applies restoration techniques and evaluations to advance restoration practices.
Contact: Restoration Ecologist  | Program Manager Wiley Buck