Category Archives: Pollinators

Welcome home, bees: Great River Energy, MnDOT and Elk River to bring back prairie

Honey bees and butterflies looking for a home will soon have more than nine new acres in Elk River to settle into. It’s all thanks to Great River Energy, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Elk River and their shared commitment to helping pollinators. Together the organizations are re-establishing pollinator-friendly habitat on […]

Great River Energy, Three Rivers Park District restore pollinator habitat

Bees will buzz and butterflies will flutter when the seeds planted by Prairie Restorations in two Three Rivers Park District parks along a Great River Energy transmission line begin to bloom. Great River Energy, Three Rivers Park District and Prairie Restorations came together to install a 0.6 acre prairie planting along a new 115-kV transmission […]

Bees, butterflies flock toward co-ops

You may have heard all the buzz about saving dwindling bee and butterfly populations. But did you know electric co-ops are doing their part to help to restore pollinator friendly habitat? This spring, Great River Energy will be planting pollinator friendly habitat underneath its power lines that span a Three Rivers District Park. “As a […]