Great River Greening

Mission Statement

Inspire, engage and lead Minnesota local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 1) Engaged 2,468 volunteers; 51% under the age of 25 2) 235 teens joined our Field Learning for Teens 3) Our pollinator work advanced with a major grant from the federal level 4) Planted nearly 55,000 trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers 5) Restored 1,620 acres 6) Started new partnerships in Mississippi Headwaters, Cannon River Watershed, and Nicollet County
Current Goals 1) Engage local communities in line with our geographic priorities 2) Work in partnership to advance conservation in targeted areas 3) Advance our pollinator initiative 4) Inspire environmental stewardship in younger generation
Community or Constituency Served general public
Geographic Area Served Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/14/2017

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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35 West Water Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
Phone: 651-665-9500

General Information

Alternative Name: GRG, Greening
EIN: 41-1940024
Principal Staff: Deborah Karasov
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 15.8
Number of Volunteers: 2,400
Number of Clients: 2000
Ruling Year: 1999


Board Chair: Patti O'Leary
Number of Board Members: 23
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 17.8

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