Volunteer Photographers help tell the Great River Greening story by capturing the joy, wonder, and physical workout that our volunteers experience when they spend the day helping restore our land and water.
Becoming a volunteer photographer is a great opportunity for:
• People with photography skills who love being outdoors and in the elements.
• Individuals who enjoy working with diverse groups of children and adults
• Photography enthusiasts, students and professionals who are looking to build their portfolios or just shoot just for fun
• Individuals who care about the environment and want to make a lasting impact
We ask you to use your own camera, and spend a few hours at the event. Great River Greening will publish your images online and in print, for public relations and in fundraising materials, but not for profit. We will add a photo credit, if you wish. High resolution, digital is requested.
Photograph upcoming Events!
Public events are generally larger events and are open to the general public, meaning that there could be a wide range of ages and audiences that a supervisor could work with – from corporate groups, to schools, to families, to individuals.
Private events vary in size and are open to one audience – typically corporate employees. Often, sites used for private groups are different from those chosen for public events in the same season, so they can be a great opportunity to visit new Greening sites
Field Learning for Teens events are geared toward getting teenage students outside to get their hands dirty and learn about the importance of natural spaces.
Seeding a New Prairie
South Washington Conservation Corridor, Cottage Grove
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Volunteers will seed native wildflowers and grasses in a new portion of a long-term conservation corridor. This space has important flooding and water quality implications for this area that is quickly being developed. Portions of the seed we’ll use were collected by volunteers last fall!
Arbor Day Forest Restoration
Carroll’s Woods/Schwarz Pond Park, Rosemount
Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Volunteers will remove invasive buckthorn in the first phase to transform the understory of this much loved city park into a healthy natural habitat.
Hallett’s Pond Shoreline Planting
Hallett’s Pond Nature Area, St. Peter
Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Volunteers will plant native grasses and shrubs along the shoreline of Hallett’s Pond and build floating islands to be later installed in the middle of the pond. This work will establish a new, sustainable ecosystem that will improve water quality and provide diverse habitat for fish, pollinators, and birds to thrive.
Metro Buckthorn Bust
Katherine Abbott Park, Mahtomedi
Saturday, June 1, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Volunteers will remove invasive buckthorn in areas of Katherine Abbott Park that are not receptive to fire or other large-scale buckthorn removal practices.