Great River Greening

Mission Statement

Great River Greening inspires, engages and leads local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2019, Great River Greening planted, seeded, harvested and otherwise restored 2,013 acres of Minnesota’s threatened natural landscapes, all thanks to 2,104 volunteers and 1,012 youth along with our donors and sponsors. Great River Greening planted 36,377 trees and pollinator-friendly wildflowers and grasses.
Current Goals Our goals for 2020 include engaging at least 1,000 adult and youth volunteers in stewardship events, with a diversity goal of 20% nonwhite. Engage 500 kids and teens will join us for on-the-ground learning experiences. Restore or enhance at least 1,500 acres of land and water, including research monitoring, innovative restoration techniques, climate adaptation criteria and pollinator habitat where relevant in order to advance the science of restoration. Improve upwards of 30 waterways across the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota by restoring shoreline vegetation. Create 1,000+ acres of new pollinator habitat to support area biodiversity.
Community or Constituency Served Individual volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, visitors to community parks and green spaces.
Geographic Area Served More than 60 project sites on public and private lands throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/21/2021

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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251 Starkey Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 651-665-9500

General Information

Alternative Name: Great River Greening, GRG
EIN: 41-1940024
Principal Staff: Keith Parker
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 16
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: Over 5 million people throughout the state of Minnesota.
Ruling Year: 1999


Board Chair: Reed Watson
Number of Board Members: 26
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 18.3

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