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Great River Greening news

What’s better than one tree? An entire forest.

In partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Cannon River Watershed District, Great River Greening has ambitious plans to improve water quality by planting a native forest near Faribault, Minnesota. The new natural area – called “Sunktokeca Wildlife Management Area (WMA)” – is 200-acres of mostly agricultural land with rich pockets of marsh, prairie,

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Urban Restoration: Oak Savanna at Lebanon Hills

Turning into Lebanon Hills Regional Park from a busy Cliff Road in Eagan brings visitors into a vast natural area with miles of trails, a dozen small lakes, a swimming beach, campgrounds, and a bustling education center. Lebanon Hills is Dakota County’s largest park and people throughout the metro area rank it as a favorite

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KARE11: Keep your storm drains clear

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.

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The hidden super power in a prairie

Green growth: new neighborhood grows up around prairie In 2013, at the same time the City of Cottage Grove was creating Cedarhurst Meadow Park — with a playground and walking paths that connect to a larger trail system — dozens of new homes were beginning to line that public path. In the center, South Washington

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Planting pollinator-friendly habitat to celebrate 65 years of community giving

Picture: General Mills volunteers planted a pollinator garden plot at Westwood Hills Nature Center as part of the Foundation’s 65th  anniversary celebration Great River Greening is pleased to be among the recipients of a commemorative grant celebrating the General Mills Foundation’s 65th anniversary. The foundation awarded $100,000 to GRG for a suite of pollinator projects

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KARE11: Restoring prairies with seed plots

October 3, 2018 KARE 11 meteorologist and reporter Laura Betker reports Great River Greening’s effort to alleviate the native seed shortage.

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Farm Field to Forest Project starts with 23 bushels of acorns

Great River Greening will soon be seeding a new forest in a new 200-acre Wildlife Management Area, Sunktokeca WMA, located northeast of Faribault.

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Seven Mile Creek Watershed farmers share experiments in cover crops

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

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Seven Mile Creek watershed hosts cover crop discussion

  By Trey Mewes tmewes@mankatofreepress.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

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Shoreline restoration project near Elko New Market welcomes volunteers

By MISTY SCHWAB mschwab@lonsdalenewsreview.com 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

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