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GREAT RIVER GREENING
April 6, 2012

I have volunteered for years with Great River Greening. They are an outstanding organization and employee some of the most intelligent people when it comes to conservation, restoration, etc. They really understand various ecosystems such as wellands, rivers, forests, prairies, farmland, etc. Not only does Greening understand the science behind how all these ecosystem work and interelate, they take the time to teach us layman about these systems and how they benefit not only the environment but the communities we live in. I have been so impressed with my experience as a volunteer with Greening that I became a board member last year. My involvement with Greening has been extremely fullfilling. I have been involvde with them on several projects that involved hundreds of volunteers and thousands of trees and shrubs. Not once have I ever been disappointed with the level of service, care, involvement, and educating that Greening provides.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Various volunteer events such as reforestation of areas, urban plantings, river bank restoration, and more.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to grow the organization. Grow it beyond the MN Valley and into neighboring states.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Not sure, it is such a great experience already. I have an opportunity to learn from some extremely intelligent individuals that work for Greening.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Have not only learned more about how to care for various ecosystems I have met others that share similar passions for various outdoor activities and have maintained those contacts.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Feels great to improve the community, the environment, and learn more about how important all the various ecosystems are needed.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have helped as a volunteer on several Great River Greening events. I have found this organization to be so fullfilling that I recently joined their board of directors.