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Pollinator Strong completes fall plantings

Great River Energy’s commitment to plant and restore pollinator habitats across its eligible sites continued this fall as several late fall plantings were completed the last several days of October. The plantings are part of Great River Energy’s Pollinator Strong initiative, a pledge to environmental sustainability by creating food and nesting space for animals and …

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Pollinator Strong schedules fall plantings

Great River Energy’s commitment to plant and restore pollinator habitats across its eligible sites continues this fall as several late fall plantings are scheduled for the last several days of October. The plantings are part of Great River Energy’s Pollinator Strong initiative, a pledge to environmental sustainability by creating food and nesting space for animals …

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Co-op CEO to Congress: ‘Healthy ecosystems can exist under every power line’

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) works best when the federal government collaborates with local property owners to conserve wildlife. That’s what an electric cooperative leader from Minnesota told a U.S. House of Representatives panel during a recent visit to Washington, D.C. East Central Energy (ECE), one of Great River Energy’s 27 member-owner cooperatives, has firsthand …

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Pollinator Strong

Great River Energy celebrates commitment to pollinator habitat Great River Energy employees and their families gathered one evening during National Pollinator Week at the company’s Maple Grove building to celebrate the launch of the cooperative’s Pollinator Strong initiative. The event was attended by more than 170 people, including guests from Minnesota Native Landscapes and the …

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Great River Energy helps falcons spread their wings

Four young falcons were banded at Great River Energy’s Elk River location on May 30. Representatives from the Raptor Resource Project conducted the banding with help from employees. Kelsey Rayment, veterinarian resident for the Raptor Resource Project, collected blood and saliva samples from each of the young falcons to test for the presence of avian …

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Great River Energy doubles commitment to pollinator-friendly habitat restoration

Plantings and restoration will occur throughout Minnesota over the next five years. Great River Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale electric cooperative serving 27 member-owner distribution cooperatives, announced today a commitment to plant and restore an additional 300 acres of pollinator habitat across current and future eligible sites. The pledge, dubbed Pollinator Strong, is already underway and strengthens the …

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Four young falcons hatch

The peregrine falcons that reside in Great River Energy’s Elk River nest box, Brooklyn and Breezy, are busy caring for their four eyasses (young falcons) that recently hatched. Representatives from the Raptor Resource Project will be onsite to band the eyasses in late May. Watch the falcons on Great River Energy’s peregrine falcon birdcam at …

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New pollinator habitat adds more acres to co-op’s portfolio

Minnesota Native Landscapes recently planted Great River Energy’s latest pollinator habitat at the Lakefield Junction Station power plant in Trimont, Minnesota. Approximately 11 acres of land was planted with a mix of butterfly milkweed, black-eyed Susans, little bluestems and other pollinator-friendly species in late October. This space will provide a habitat for pollinators such as …

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Great River Energy announces next pollinator habitat project

Great River Energy and other electric cooperatives are among the many organizations focusing on the plight of bumble bees, butterflies and the many other bugs that pollinate more than 70% of the world’s crops. In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, Great River Energy is proud to announce its next pollinator habitat project. “Later …

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