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In the News: Our Anoka County Solar Farm Native Planting Project Gets Martha Stewart’s Attention

It is definitely pleasing and humbling when one of our native planting projects gets covered in the news, but that coverage is usually fairly local.  We might be featured on a Twin Cities news segment, or there may be a write-up in a Midwest publication, but the solar farm native planting for Connexus Energy caught Martha Stewart’s attention.  And she recently featured it in her online blog. One of the main benefits of planting native wildlife habitat in and around solar arrays is to provide support for threatened pollinators.  Other benefits include increased aesthetics, lower maintenance...

PRI In the News: Electric Co-Ops , Solar Sites & Pollinator Habitats

Native Prairie Plantings MNEarlier in 2016, the Minnesota state legislature gave their whole hearted support to solar energy farms that are pollinator-friendly.  And Prairie Restorations, Inc. is proud to be a part of some of these projects, such as the solar development by Great River Energy. A recent article in Fresh Energy focused on the connection between electric co-ops and native landscaping that provides a haven for pollinators such as bumblebees, monarch butterflies, honey bees, and foraging birds that also contribute to pollination.  PRI’s own CEO Ron Bowen was interviewed...

An Interview with Mike Faber of Capstone Quadrangle, on the Native Landscaping Project for Design Ready Controls

Editor’s Note:  Recently we published an interview our project manager Erin O’Leary had with Troy Schmidke, Owner/CEO of Design Ready Controls (DRC) about the exciting native landscaping project we designed and installed for their Brooklyn Park corporate campus.  On that project we worked not only with Troy but also Mike Faber, partner at Capstone Quadrangle, the land developer.  This second post in the series is an excerpt from Erin’s interview with Mike about the project.   Erin:  We’d like to think this project is a great example of what other developers should aspire to for their land development projects! We are...

Buckthorn Removal at Minnehaha Park

Prairie Restorations, Inc. was recently featured in the news for our work on the Minnehaha Falls Park project in Minneapolis, MN.  Last week, news crews from some of the major news organizations in the Twin Cities, KSTP, KARE11, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the StarTribune were all on hand as our crews rappelled down the slopes adjacent to the falls.   Given the steepness of these slopes, rappelling was the best way to get at the invasive buckthorn and other undesirable woody vegetation growing in this challenging...

Early Spring at PRI – Watertown

Greetings from the Watertown office!  The winter months at Prairie Restorations have been spent cleaning seed, preparing equipment, scheduling projects for the upcoming season, and, of course, working on several buckthorn removal jobs.  For those of you who have enjoyed visiting Minnehaha Park, but perhaps have not been there since fall, you will be in for quite a surprise.  Our crews worked hard this winter to remove buckthorn from a large portion of the park.  It was very rewarding and very exhausting.  It will be...

Restoration at Minnehaha Park

PRI crews recently began work on an important project for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board located in the Lower Glen of Minnehaha Park.  The focus of this phase of the project is on the removal of invasive woody vegetation – buckthorn, honeysuckle, Siberian elm, etc – that has become dominant throughout the park.  This work is the critical first step in returning the park’s landscape to a more healthy and historically accurate state.  Subsequent phases of the project will involve the planting of desirable native vegetation...

Shoreline Restoration at UMD

  This summer, our Boreal Natives crew is completing the next step of a shoreline restoration project on Rock Pond, part of UMD’s 55-acre Bagley Nature Area.  The project entails management of invasive species and the utilization of plants native to the Duluth area to create a diverse, natural buffer that will help protect the water quality of the pond. The pond welcomes visitors entering the Nature Area and also serves as the central ‘hub’ of its popular...
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