GREAT RIVER GREENING Overview
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Target demographics: communities, youth, environmental conservation and restoration
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Attend a volunteer event during the spring or fall for planting, native seed collection, or invasive species removal!
Geographic areas served: Minnesota
Programs: Volunteer: Each spring and fall, Great River Greening (GRG) hosts 6-8 large events on Saturdays throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
Youth: Field Learning for Teens creates opportunities for students to learn about local natural areas and careers in the conservation field.
TC Metro Conservation: Opportunities are available to a large variety of Metro Area communities who work in parks and local natural areas to improve the ecological health of the land and water, and enhance recreational experiences.
Anoka Sandplain: GRG leads a partnership of conservation stakeholders to preserve this unique and valuable ecological treasure in east-central Minnesota that provides critical drinking water, unparalleled recreational opportunities, and essential habitat for nearly 100 rare plants and animals.
Minnesota River: Working at a subwatershed scale to positively impact agricultural watersheds, this program takes a collaborative, solution-oriented approach to facilitate local-scale action.