Great River Greening news

Join us at the Kellogg Overlook for a Craft Beer!

Tuesday, July 25 – Friday July 28 3:00PM-6:00PM Great River Greening is joining the Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook (KCBO), an outdoor beer garden along Kellogg Blvd in St. Paul, from July 25-28, 2017. The event features craft beer, live entertainment, food, and good company. As KCBO’s charitable partner, Great River Greening receives a percentage of the event’s net proceeds …read more →

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Pioneer Press: Thirty years in the making, Fish Creek Trail to open in Maplewood on Thursday

The grand opening of Fish Creek Trail, just over a mile long, will be celebrated June 22, 2017. (Courtesy of City of Maplewood) By S. M. CHAVEY | schavey@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: June 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm | UPDATED: June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Link to original article Thirty years ago, Maplewood residents went knocking on the doors of …read more →

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Star Tribune: St. Paul debuts downtown craft beer happy hour Tuesday

St. Paul debuts downtown craft beer happy hour Tuesday New St. Paul event one of many efforts to reconnect with Mississippi River. By Jessie Van Berkel Star Tribune JUNE 12, 2017 — 7:45PM Link to original article A summer-long happy hour at Kellogg Mall Park is part of an effort to reconnect St. Paul with the Mississippi …read more →

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Bridgeview Park Reserve preserves rare habitat in Sherburne County

Great River Greening is partnering with Sherburn County to restore oak woodland and brushland to Bridgeview Park Reserve – at 28.8 acre parcel that holds a rare, nearly undisturbed plant community with pre-European type vegetation.

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Volunteer Supervisors are the gears of our restoration events

No question, every Great River Greening volunteer is super. But there are those that standout even among the greats: Our dedicated team of Volunteer Supervisors – they are the gears of our restoration events. Volunteer Supervisors lead small groups of volunteers, made up every age and ability, to ensure each one understands the tools and …read more →

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STAR TRIBUNE: Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site

Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site After a nearly 15-year wait, the once-sacred place has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. By Erin Adler Star Tribune JUNE 9, 2017 — 2:20PM JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE FILEThe view from Fort Snelling in Minneapolis in this 2009 photo shows Pilot …read more →

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New trail winds through prairie restored by volunteers

A ribbon cutting celebration this month officially opens a trail in Maplewood’s Fish Creek Natural Area that winds through woodlands and prairie, leading to scenic views from the bluff. The hike is beautiful throughout, and much that is due to Great River Greening volunteers.

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Sharing seven-mile science

7-Mile Creek Watershed Partnership has issued a report that utilizes data collected in recent years and historical information from the watershed.

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St. Thomas University: Measuring the Future of Minnesota’s Trees Amidst Climate Change

St. Thomas sophomore Rachael Heier spent last summer in Fish Creek, researching how annual climate change may affect our native trees. It was part of a Great River Greening restoration project, which has St. Thomas helped with since 2011.

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Butler Family Foundation supports pollinator seed initiative

Butler Family Foundation supports pollinator seed initiative
Thanks to $200,000 grant , Great River Greening now has the support is to initiate a partnership of NGOs, municipalities and counties to establish grow-out areas as sources of nectar/pollen-bearing plant seed.

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