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Review for Great River Greening, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with Great River Greening for about a decade. I love the organization! I've worked as a volunteer, and a volunteer supervisor.

Greening works with the government organizations, and corporations to find sites around the metro area to restore to native vegetation.

They organize volunteers into work groups and then depending on the task of the day we clear invasive species, plant natives, build rain gardens or anything necessary to restore the site.

Greening visits sites over the years, so I've had the pleasure of working at two sites over the years that are very special. The Flint Hills Resource site has changed from a buckthorn choked mess to a lovely oak savanna.

I have also worked at the Mendota Bridge site over the years, this sacred area had been urbanized, and then fallen into disrepair. When the community was discussing how to use the site, developers were interested in building condominiums, but through an effort by the community, environmental groups, and the native American tribe in the area, the open space was preserved for habitat and again as a sacred site.

The mission of the organization is outstanding - bringing habitat to area's around the river. Also, the volunteer work is very satisfying, it's good physical labor, and you can see the fruits of your work in a day, and over the years.

I love Greening.

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

revisiting the sites that we worked on.

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

Um... they do good work. I don't have any advice for improvement. Except that I miss the box lunches from D'amico and sons. ;) Lunch from Subway is lovely, but you know, just not the same.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped prepare ground, and help plant native plants. .