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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for Great River Greening for the past three years. Great River Greening is very well organized and offers fun and interesting volunteer projects. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. I've always felt appreciated by the organization. Some of the projects I've worked on include restoring native habitat, planting trees, clearing out invasive plants, restoring shoreline, making a rain garden, collecting seeds, and more. One can also volunteer in public relations projects such as staffing booths at various events like the Living Green Expo; a wonderful opportunity to network with other Green organizations and meet other volunteers. They also serve a nice lunch after the project is complete! This is especially appreciated after working hard in the fresh air. A top notch organization to volunteer for!

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

Many of the green spaces in and around the Twin Cities metro area have benefitted from Great River Greening's habitat restoration projects. One can see the trees and plants that have been planted and also can visit areas that have been cleared of buckthorn and other invasive species.

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

I really can't think of any way the organization should be changed. They do an excellent job of organizing the service projects, always have enough tools and supplies on hand, and demonstrate expertly how to do the task at hand. They are very safety conscious also. Their staff is very motivating and they are able to connect with many schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations to recruit volunteers.

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteered as a supervisor of environmental service projects.