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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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KARE11 reports on Earth Day in Wayzata

KARE 11 Staff , KARE 11:52 AM. CDT April 22, 2017 WAYZATA, Minn. – For a big crew of volunteers Saturday, there was no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to add some trees to the earth right in their backyard. Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata and other partners organized a day of planting along …read more →

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Spectacular Earth Day turnout

Spectacular Earth Day turnout
350 community members volunteered with Great River Greening this Earth Day. The weather was spectacular and in record time, the volunteers planted nearly 2,000 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers along Bushaway Road in Wayzata.

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A recognition centuries in the making

LillieNews Tue, 05/02/2017
In March of this year, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi, as it’s known in the Dakota language, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After more than a decade of work, this 112-acre historic site, made of public and private land, is finally getting the designation and recognition many feel it deserves.

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2016 News Archive

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Pioneer Press: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places

More than just a pretty view: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places
The site that overlooks the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines, Historic Fort Snelling and the Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys is of cultural importance to Native Americans and significant in Minnesota’s statehood.

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Welcome Susan Carlin, Seven Mile Creek Manager

Great River Greening is pleased to announce Susan “Susie” Carlin has joined our staff to lead the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership.

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Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered
The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S. This bee has been found at an oak savanna restored by Great River Greening.

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Great River Greening Receives National Monarch Conservation Fund Grant

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29, 2016 – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded Great River Greening (GRG) a $110,916 grant to support the recovery of monarch butterflies. The grant is being funded by the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund (MBCF), an initiative established by NFWF in 2015 and financially supported by Monsanto Company, …read more →

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Utilizing our restoration sites for research

Sites Great River Greening volunteers have helped restore are being used for research in pollinators, forest ecology, and citizen engagement. For example, this fall, volunteers will be planting bur oak trees in Lindstrom, (10/29) for a climate resilience study in partnership with The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology.

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