Great River Greening news

Spring cleaning is for land & water too!

Every spring Great River Greening brings 1,000 volunteers out to natural spaces in Minnesota to restore our land and water. This season’s events will draw even more people, working on sites throughout the state. We kick things off in April with a celebration of Minnesota Public Radio’s Water Month. Volunteers will work alongside MPR Radio …read more →

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Watershed partnership assisting tomorrow’s leaders

A broad coalition of people, aligned with agriculture, recreation, conservation, urban/rural communities, education, and government entities, make up the The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership. The group is reporting positive results: Landowners are coming forward to learn more and take real steps toward land management that has a positive impact on the environment.

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Photo exhibit tells story of Watershed Partnership

Photographer Kay Herbst Helms’ exhibition of photographs tells the story of the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership-a group of people who share a common interest in the health of the water in this particular watershed.

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Registration is open for spring events

Join us! This season, we will host our biggest event yet at Doyle-Kennefick Future Regional Park; Restore land along along the Minnesota River in the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge; Cast milkweed pods on historic land in Mendota Heights, and plant trees in Crosby Farm Regional Park and milkweed in a Wildlife Management Area in Rice MN.

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Restoring Oak Savanna in Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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

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Thank you for a great 2017!

2017 was a record-breaking year. Families and community groups joined us outdoors to dig deep and improve natural areas across the state – not just for today, but for generations to come. We engaged 2,800 volunteers  at 63 restoration events across Minnesota Restored 2,200 acres of threatened prairie land, wildlife habitat (including pollinator habitat), urban …read more →

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Watershed Outreach Program of the Year

Great River Greening is honored to be the recipient of the Watershed Outreach Program of the Year Award from Capitol Region Watershed District The award is given to an organization that has demonstrated through its policies, practices or projects a commitment to Capitol Region Watershed District’s (CRWD) mission to protect, manage and improve water resources …read more →

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2015 Fall Digest

Download the PDF Highlights in the PDF

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Connecting a favorite regional park to a new city park adds to health of wildlife and the river

Crosby Farm Regional Park is one of Saint Paul’s largest parks, comprising 730 secluded acres along the Mississippi River where hikers enjoy wooded slopes, wetlands, and small backwater lakes. Situated right off Shepard Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, it is a popular tranquil gem with 6.5 miles of trails that connect to the …read more →

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2017 Fall Digest

Download the PDF Highlights in the PDF Improving Water Quality in Mississippi Headwaters Region Expanding Our Geographic Reach New trail in Maplewood winds through prairie restored by volunteers Bridgeview Park Reserve preserves rare habitat in Sherburne County The science and history of the 7 Mile Creek Watershed 1,500 volunteers joined in our fall restoration efforts, …read more →

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