Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Events & Activities

Gorge Stewards remove invasive garlic mustard from land along the Mississippi River gorge.

FMR events are a great way to learn about and give back to the Mississippi River. Above, volunteers help protect habitat and promote watershed health by removing invasive species.

Whether you enjoy pulling buckthorn or garlic mustard, hoisting canoes on to the beach for weary Mississippi River Challenge paddlers, or learning about the flora, fauna, and natural history of the Mississippi River, we can find a way to get you involved in exploring and protecting the Mississippi River.

Check out our list of upcoming events below. To find out more about previous events, including photos and stories from selected events, visit our Past Events listings.

We’ll see you on the river!

Upcoming Events

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EventDate and Timesort iconLocation
Clean Water Rules! Understanding the EPA's Clean Water Act UpdateTuesday, 7 April 2015 - 6:30pmUMN St. Paul Student Center
'State of the River' at Fulton BrewerySaturday, 11 April 2015 - 11:00amFulton Brewery Taproom, 414 6th Ave. N., Minneapolis
Hastings Area Birding FestivalSaturday, 18 April 2015 - 8:00amCarpenter Nature Center, Hastings
South Creek, Vermillion Stewards Earth Day CleanupSaturday, 25 April 2015 - 9:00amSouth Creek, Lakeville
Earth Day in the City: Minneapolis River Gorge CleanupSaturday, 25 April 2015 - 9:30amE. 36th St. & E. 44th St. at W. River Pkwy, Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
Make & Take Rain Barrel Workshop [Just $40]Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 6:00pmWellstone Center, St. Paul's West Side
Invasive Species Removal at Pine Bend Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 6:00pmPine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights
Urban Bird Hike, Beginners Welcome!Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 8:30amWillowbrook Fish Hatchery, East Side St. Paul
Vermillion River AMA Buckthorn HaulSaturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:00amVermillion River Aquatic Management Area, Empire Township
Join the Pledge to Pull at Crosby Park!Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:00pmCrosby Park, Mississippi River Gorge, St. Paul
Floodplain Forest CleanupSaturday, 30 May 2015 - 9:30amGores Wildlife Management Area, Hastings
Schedule Your 2015 Stenciling Outing! Monday, 1 June 2015 - 8:00amMust take place in St. Paul, N/NE Mpls or S. Mpls along the River Gorge
Invasive Species Removal at Cottage Grove Ravine ParkThursday, 16 July 2015 - 6:00pmCottage Grove Ravine Regional Park