GREAT RIVER GREENING
April 14, 2010
I've been volunteering with Great River Greening for over three years. This organization does important ecological restoration work. They involve people from the local community in restoring prairie ecosystems. The volunteers work hard, but always have fun, and by the end of the work session, two things always happen: lunch is served, and awareness is raised in the community. The events are well-organized. The staff is knowledgable, helpful, and fun. Great River Greening events always seem to bring out the best in the group of volunteers, and that kind of consistent experience must be attributed to the organization's staff. Because I usually bring a group of students from the two-year college that I teach at, and I require that those students write about their experiences, I know that Great River Greening's work changes lives in addition to restoring ecosystems.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching a site change and improve over the years as the native prairie ecosystem is restored, step by step.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
that so much work gets accomplished in a work session and the volunteers feel so great (and exhausted) about the work.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
committed to cooperative efforts to accomplish the tasks, big and small.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I helped clear various invasive species (buckthorn, burdock, etc.) from land areas being restored to native prairie ecosystem.