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GREAT RIVER GREENING
April 8, 2010

I love volunteering with Great River Greening for it is extremely well organized fills a need in our metro area. They help foster community and a sense of respect for nature and living things, for after helping to restore an area, one tends to claim it as one's own and want to protect it. I especially like Great River Greening's work with less affluent teens, both in the field and the classroom, planting the seeds for leadership and future work in ecology. At events, Great River Greening does a good deal of informal teaching, not just about invasive/exotic plants but how removal of those plants can have an effect on that area. Having gotten into Great River Greening, I find Great River Greening has gotten into me and my flower garden is now one of native plants.

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

the way the Native American community was included in the restoration of Pilot Knob, a hill sacred to them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way I get to work with all ages and kinds of people and share our love of nature

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Unfailingly helpful and courteous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Restore our river basins and areas beyond

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & supervise exotic plant/tree removal and planting of natives.