Fall 2013 was a bumper crop year for acorns in the Metro Area. Great River Greening volunteers mined areas under oak trees throughout South Washington County, collecting the seeds that would grow best in their native climate. The saplings were grown at Bailey Nurseries, a longtime supporter of our work. Oak savanna is optimal for wildlife, including butterflies and other pollinators. The SWCC project is made possible with support from the South Washington Watershed District and the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.