Today’s Events

MRVAC Programs

January 26, 7:00 pm: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration by Jennifer Vieth, Carpenter Nature Center

February 23, 7:00 pm: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets by by Stan Tekiela, NatureSmart

Upcoming Events

Xcel High Bridge Arbor Day Planting Event

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.