Because you chose to donate your 5¢ credit when using your reusable bag donations, we’ll be able to donate $830 to the Healthy West 7th Project. Great River Greening will be September’s recipient organization.
In September, all EcoStamp donations will go to Great River Greening. This St. Paul-based organization leads and supports community-based restoration of natural areas. In 2011, 2,070 volunteers including 626 youth (30%), removed 511 acres of invasive species, planted 28,400 trees and shrubs and installed 4,700 forbs and grasses.
In addition, Greening’s Science Area Teen Network passed a milestone in 2011, engaging 500 at-risk and minority teens since it began. In addition to hands-on restoration work and class activities, these youth talked with community mentors in the science field whose background reflected their own, learning how leadership skills developed as teens can be used in future careers.
Mississippi Market is proud to support Great River Greening in the important work they do to take care of our environment and educate our community to help them do this work.