Fri, 05/17/2019 BY PENNY LEUTHARD, STAFF WRITER Restoration work at the Clearview Forest continues, including a recent Family Fun Night spent planting trees and students taking turns planting pollinator gardens with $20,000 received through Great River Greening’s General Mills Foundation grant. A little rain didn’t stop students and their families from attending Clearview Forest Night
May 2, 2019 The Trust for Public Land, Great River Greening, and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership today announced the protection of nearly 280 acres in additional Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) to be managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This newly protected public land is available for people to get outside and
VIDEO LINK >> [May 18, 2019, St Peter] Dozens of volunteers converged on Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter for a pond beautification project. Volunteers were active planting shoreline with grass and shrubs to improve water quality and habitat for fish, pollinators and various birds. Also being planted were multiple floating plant islands to anchor in
Arbor Day events put the community to work to save a city forest (April 23, 2019) This Arbor Day weekend, 260 Rosemount High School students and 80 community members joined Great River Greening, over two days, in volunteer restoration events aimed at overcoming the buckthorn that is currently destroying Carroll’s Woods/Schwarz Pond Park. The
By NICK FERRARO | firstname.lastname@example.org | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: January 28, 2019 Pilot Knob/Oheyawayhe is on the National Register of Historic Places, but visitors to the Mendota Heights site wouldn’t know. With no entrance sign, some have a hard time finding the historic site, which comprises 112 acres of public and private land on the east end of
The storm drains on your street are meant for collecting water. But this time of year they tend to collect more leaves than anything else. Author: Laura Betker Published:November 1, 2018 The storm drains on your street are meant for collecting water. But this time of year they tend to collect more leaves than anything else.
October 3, 2018 KARE 11 meteorologist and reporter Laura Betker reports Great River Greening’s effort to alleviate the native seed shortage.
9-18-2018 By Nancy Madsen It goes a bit against the grain for farmers to plant seed in the summer or fall. But for a handful of farmers in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed, planting cover crops in between rows of corn or soybeans is gaining traction. Cover crops, such as rye, turnips and wheat, have
By Trey Mewes email@example.com Sep 13, 2018 ST. PETER — It takes a little work to make cover crops work for farmers, but Marty Mogensen believes it’s worth the effort. Mogensen’s family owns and operates a 2,400-acre corn and soybean farm in rural Oshawa Township just north of Seven Mile Creek. They’ve been concerned
By MISTY SCHWAB firstname.lastname@example.org Restoring the shoreline of Doyle-Kennefick, a planned regional park near Elko New Market, is a volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy planting. Great River Greening is looking for around 50 volunteers to help Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of nimerphoto.com) An volunteer opportunity Saturday near Elko New Market is open to families throughout