Save Soil Walkathon

Bde Maka Ska 3700 Thomas Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

On this Father's Day weekend, walk to Save Soil and secure the future of our children. About this event This June, join thousands of people across North and Latin America, in over 60 cities, and walk to raise awareness for Save Soil. The next decade is our chance to overcome the soil crisis, and we... Read more »

Monitor stream health with SHEP in the Rice Creek Watershed District


Since 2006, Friends of the Mississippi River has coordinated the Stream Health Evaluation Program (SHEP) in the Rice Creek Watershed District. SHEP uses trained volunteers to evaluate the biological health of streams by sampling benthic macroinvertebrates, small stream-dwelling bugs. Each year, we need 30 volunteers who work in three teams of 10. Preference is given... Read more »

Tree and Shrub Planting at Crestview Elementary

Crestview Elementary School 7830 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN

Volunteers will plant shrubs and trees in a restoration project at Crestview Elementary in partnership with South Washington Watershed District. We would love to see upwards of 100 volunteers to join this planting, including families from the school. The oak savannah we are working to restore will benefit the children of Crestview Elementary, to be... Read more »

Milkweed Planting at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary 10920 Okinawa St NE, Blaine, MN

Volunteers will work alongside Great River Greening staff to plant native wildflowers and milkweed plants to provide habitat to support pollinator activity at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. These native flowers and milkweed species will help stabilize the wetland, prevent the proliferation of invasive plants, and provide food for pollinators. This is a family-friendly event. Volunteers... Read more »

Plant a Prairie to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Lebanon Hills Regional Park 860 Cliff Rd., Eagan, MN

Join Great River Greening and Dakota County Parks as we come together to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Together, we will plant native prairie grasses and wildflowers furthering restoration efforts throughout this beautiful park. National Public Lands Day has been celebrated by the National Forest Service for 25 years and... Read more »

An evening with Bill McKibben, “Organizing Just Gets Better: Third Act”


As part of Twelve Days Free from Violence, on Day 10: Friday, September 30: An evening with Bill McKibben: 6:00-8:00PM “Organizing Just Gets Better: Third Act and the fight for a progressive legacy.” We are thrilled to have an evening with Bill McKibben. He’ll discuss his new work focus, Third Act , and we will... Read more »


REUSE22 Conference

Schulze Auditorium, University of St. Thomas 46 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN

The REUSE22 Conference will showcase speakers and panelists active in the reuse, rental, and repair sectors. They will explore a variety of topics like research and innovation, environmental impacts and climate connections, business development and operations, and more. Conference registration will open on June 1. We are accepting applications for conference speakers (deadline is 6/22),... Read more »

MEP Discussion: the 100% Clean Energy bill and concerns related to large hydro, biomass and waste incineration

Zoom MN

This Zoom discussion will focus on some provisions of the 100% Clean Energy bill about which some groups have raised concerns regarding issues including large hydro, biomass and waste incineration. We will begin this discussion immediately after the regularly scheduled MEP Government Relations meeting. This meeting is open to any MEP members and other parties... Read more »

Rise and Repair: Rally for Indigenous Rights & Climate Justice

Minnesota State Capitol & Christ Lutheran Church St. Paul, MN

Join us at the State Capitol to call for bold legislative actions that advance equity, justice, and a transition to a renewable future!  Schedule: 11am-12:45pm – Training, preparation, and lunch at Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave. W. St. Paul 55103 (*Some lobby visits are scheduled for the late morning; for those people, please check in first... Read more »

Cumulative Impacts of Pollution – Community Reception

Duluth Grill 118 South 27th Avenue West, Duluth, Minnesota

This year, Minnesota passed a groundbreaking law for environmental justice that requires the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to conduct a cumulative impacts analysis for polluting facilities in or near marginalized communities. The purpose of this law is to protect our communities’ health from existing pollution and prevent new pollution that makes our neighbors sick.... Read more »