Together, we seek to enhance the Minneapolis riverfront environment—for people and pollinators alike. 

The Great River Coalition advocates for initiatives and policies that consider the historical, commercial, spiritual, and environmental significance of one of the Twin Cities' greatest assets: the mighty Mississippi. In doing so, we bring awareness to the vital role pollinators play in the health of our riverfront communities. Learn more.

Save Our Bees!

DONATE TODAY to the Great River Coalition. Your generous support on Give to the Max Day will help us continue our work:

  • Advocate for our pollinators and bird friendly environment!

  • Continue our education efforts at events throughout our communities.

  • Support our efforts with other organizations to expand our partnerships.

  • Advance our work with private/public enterprises to plant and maintain pollinator plantings on our river corridor. This year over 3.3 acres of pollinator plantings were planted.

Please give NOW to continue our efforts. We appreciate your generosity and continued support of the Great River Coalition.



Diane Hofstede

Great River Coalition President

Did you know?

The Minneapolis riverfront is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, which holds the distinction as the country's only national park along the Mississippi River. Pollinators rely on this land for critical habitat—and we rely on them. Learn more about our goal of creating a Pollinator Pathway.

Ready to join our cause? Find out how you can help.

Great River Coalition: Mississippi Minute Film Festival 2015 Winner  First Prize, Downtown Category & Viewers Choice Award
Creative Direction, Video Production & Editing:  Mona Antilla Carloni