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.
Chanhassen Nature Preserve, Chanhassen
Saturday, September 7, 8:00am to 11:00am
This is Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service! 50 employees from Xcel will be planting multiple 10 x 10 pollinator nursery plots as part of a larger restoration effort of Oak Woodland with in Chanhassen Nature Preserve.
Allemansrätt Wilderness Park, Lindström
Saturday, September 14, 9:00am to 1:00pm
50 volunteers from the Lindström and surrounding communities will plant trees in this park, home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lakeshore, diverse wildlife, unique glacial geology, and several miles of trails.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, Saint Louis Park
Thursday, September 19 (9:00am to 12:00pm)
Employees from NatureWorks will be joining us to plant trees at the Westwood Hills Nature Center.
Crosby Farm Park, Saint Paul
Saturday, September 21, 8:30am – 12:30 pm
150 volunteers will plant trees on uneven terrain to enhance the floodplain forest and provide natural habitat for wildlife. Crosby Farm Regional Park is the largest natural park in Saint Paul with 736 acres of floodplain forests, wooded slopes in oak forest/savanna, and natural wetlands. The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx, and Timberland.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Saturday, September 28, 8:30am to 12:00pm
Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Lebanon Hills Regional Park! 150 volunteers will plant native wildflowers and grasses to enhance this recently established prairie. Stay after to continue the celebration with Dakota County with live music, food trucks, goat meet and greet, free kayak and canoe demos, and other fun activities.
Lilydale Bluffs, Saint Paul
Saturday, October 5, 9:00am to 12:00pm
100 volunteers will plant native seeds and plugs along a two acre swath of land at the bluffs. Significant erosion in the area has led to degrading bluffs and poor water quality in the nearby Mississippi River. The native plants will encourage habitat recovery and stabilize the bluff soils, a critical piece to improving the bluffs.