Xcel Energy volunteers helped to seed about 4 acres of pollinator habitat outside our Blue Lake Generating Plant in Shakopee.
We planted about 20 acres of pollinator habitat outside our Monticello nuclear plant in 2018.
We are removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native plants outside our Wisconsin headquarters in Eau Claire. Children and community members helped us to plant seedlings during National Pollinator Week.
Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts helped to plant seedlings at the Burnsville habitat during National Pollinator Week.
Xcel Energy partnered with the City of Burnsville to plant three acres of pollinator habitat under transmission lines in June 2018.
In May, 2018 we partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to plant 40 acres of pollinator seed around the new Magic City Substation in Minot.
In 2017, we partnered with the city of Bloomington to plant six acres of pollinator habitat under our transmission lines.
Children from Valley View Elementary assisted with planted flowers at the Bloomington site.
The students also assisted in painting butterfly houses for display at the Bloomington habitat.
The class from Valley View Elementary poses for a photo at the Bloomington site.
Lawmakers, community leaders and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined us to commemorate the Bloomington site.
This is the Bloomington planting site one year later.
In 2016, we planted a seven acre pollinator habitat around our new First Lake Substation in Monticello, Minnesota.
A commemoration event was held at the First Lake Substation in July 2016.
Children and community leaders were invited to help with the First Lake Substation planting in Monticello.
In 2017, the Monticello habitat is blooming.
Four acres of native pollinator plants were planted outside of the Xcel Energy Black Dog Plant in late 2016.
In 2005, we partnered with the City of Cottage Grove and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to restore 60 acres of native prairie habitat under our transmission lines in the city.
The Cottage Grove habitat is located next to a community bike path.
In 2008, we restored 20 acres of native prairie land around the High Bridge Generating Station in St. Paul.
An Xcel Energy employee maintains a bee hive at the High Bridge Plant in St. Paul.
In 2015, we signed the Pollinator Pledge committing at least 50 acres in the St. Croix River Valley to pollinator-friendly habitat.