Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Site: Xcel Energy Plant, 155 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
Sponsor: Great River Greening
Great River Greening is entering its 13th year of work at the Xcel Energy plant. This year, 100 volunteers will plant trees, seedlings, and shrubs in order to close a gap in the forest canopy in an effort to help ensure the ecological health of the surrounding floodplain forest and Mississippi River. The planting will help ensure the health of a rich diversity of plant and animal life. The closed canopy will also help improve wild bird habitat and encourage the return of endangered bird populations. The project as a whole helps protect the water quality of the Mississippi River which positively impacts the entire metro area watershed. Support for this project has been provided by Xcel Energy.