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

Events

Clean Water Rules! Understanding the EPA's Clean Water Act Update

Join Friends of the Mississippi River and Environment Minnesota for a one-time opportunity to hear directly from the leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Administrator Gina McCarthy. The Administrator will present the keynote address on the EPA's recent work to strengthen our nation's Clean Water Act at our forum Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Seating is limited; reserve your spot today! Read more…

April 25th: Earth Day with FMR!

Whether you’d like to stick to trails, put your waders on or enjoy a family-oriented educational event, FMR has the Earth Day event for you and yours. Join us, in Minneapolis, Lakeville or Hastings to kick off our outdoor event season! Read more…

The High Price of Cheap Groundwater: Are We Flushing Our Future Downstream? [Full, No Waitlist]

Join us March 26th at the Science Museum of Minnesota to learn more about declining groundwater levels in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Thanks to the Science Museum and program sponsor the City of St. Paul, this special event is free — advance museum access and parking included — however, capacity is limited. Be sure to claim your ticket! Read more…

FMR feels the volunteer love

At the end of each year, our event participants are asked to take part in a brief anonymous survey to provide constructive feedback about their volunteer experience with FMR. Find out what our volunteers had to say. Read more…

Education events a success in 2014

In 2014, FMR expanded our repertoire of stewardship events to include not only habitat restoration and clean-up events, but also educational activities for both youth and adults. We worked with many amazing people including over 1,500 participants at 49 educational events. Participants learned a variety of ways to help our river at home and in their community. Read more…

Relive FMR's 2014 event season

December brings the end of another year and another outstanding event season at FMR. We invite you to review our 2014 event season through a series of highlighted photos in our “Best of 2014” Flickr album and see our dedicated volunteers in action. Read more…

Call for Minneapolis youth groups!

FMR is excited to expand our volunteer stewardship work to include most of the Minneapolis riverfront. Building on our successful Gorge Stewards initiative, we’ve greatly increased our volunteer stewardship opportunities north of St. Anthony Falls. Do you know of a youth group in North or Northeast Minneapolis that cares about the river? Let us know! Read more…

Thank you 2014 FMR volunteers!

As the snow begins to fall we’d like to thank everyone who helped restore habitat and improve the health of our local waters this volunteer season. Read more…

Another successful "Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River"!

Friends of the Mississippi River held our 13th annual "Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River" on October 1, 2014 at the Weisman Art Museum – overlooking the great river we are all working to protect. The evening was a success on many accounts, and we are very grateful to everyone who helped make it a success. For photos, numbers and more, read on! Read more…