Great River Greening

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to inspire, engage and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2022, Great River Greening planted, seeded, harvested and otherwise restored over 4,500 acres of Minnesota’s threatened natural landscapes, all thanks to our 3,559 volunteers (of which 1,551 were youth), donors, and sponsors. This includes the plantings of over 25,000 trees and pollinator-friendly wildflowers and grasses as well as removal of invasive species.
Current Goals Through our state-wide programs, we have the following programmatic goals for 2023: GRG will enhance, restore, or otherwise facilitate the creation of resilient habitats on over 4,000 acres across 160 sites. These efforts will sequester at least 80,000 tonnes of carbon via our nature-based solutions. On half of that acreage, GRG will also increase the biodiversity potential of those habitats by at least 50% through our invasive species removal processes. And as a result of our programs, over 1,000,000 Minnesota residents will have access to the resilient green spaces we worked on.
Community or Constituency Served We aim to equitably serve all Minnesota residents.
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 11/20/2023

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 St Ste 2200
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
Phone: 651-665-9500

General Information

Alternative Name: Great River Greening, GRG
EIN: 41-1940024
Principal Staff: Kateri Routh
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 24
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: Over 5 million people throughout the state of Minnesota.
Ruling Year: 1999


Board Chair: Justin McCurnin
Number of Board Members: 24
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 19.5

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