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

Events

River Bluff Prairie Invasive Species Removal (+Pizza) [FULL]

Join us Saturday, November 1st for our final habitat restoration event of 2014! Get a workout and enjoy the fall colors working in the oak woodlands of this normally private, 3M-owned natural area in Cottage Grove! Read more…

A familiar face joins the FMR Events Team

FMR is delighted to officially welcome events intern Amy Kilgore as our new Outreach Assistant and Events Registrar. Her smiling face will be familiar to many Mississippi Messages readers. Since March, Amy has worked with hundreds of FMR volunteers at our restoration and education events. Now she'll also be the person signing everyone up, staying in touch about details and directions and sending Facebook-worthy photos after each event. Read more…

Making our homes river-friendly, fall FMR workshops

We all know it’s important to conserve water and decrease pollution, but how exactly do you go about doing that in your own home or yard? And what really makes the biggest difference for our local rivers? At FMR, we’re asked these questions all the time. This fall, we’re offering several workshops to answer them as best we can, as quickly and concisely as possible. Join the movement to make your home river-friendly. Read more…

Landscape for the River: Native Plants, Raingardens, Lawn Care for Water Quality (+ Winter Tips)

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Whether you're interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water, this free November 4th workshop can get you started on your spring plans. We'll also touch on ways to keep our sidewalks and driveways safe but river-friendly this winter.

Make Your Home River-Friendly

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Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, run the dishwasher on full — there are many ways to improve the health of our local waters from home. But, how do you know where to start? And what really makes the biggest difference? Join FMR Stewardship Coordinator Adam Flett to find out which small projects have the biggest impact on our local waters Wednesday, October 22, 6-7 p.m. in Apple Valley.

Remnant Bluff Prairie Restoration & Buckthorn Smothering

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Join us to begin the restoration of a bedrock bluff prairie in Cottage Grove, Saturday, September 27th. Capacity is limited and advance registration required.

State adopts phosphorous standard for MN rivers & streams

On June 24, 2014, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Citizens Board approved new, long-overdue standards for excess nutrients and algae in Minnesota’s rivers and streams. The development of these standards was a priority for Friends of the Mississippi River and represents an important victory for water quality in Minnesota. Read more…

Native Wetland and Green Infrastructure Planting [FULL]

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Located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, Crosby is home to an award-winning restoration project. Hundreds of volunteers have replaced invasive species with native plants that provide wildlife habitat and help our local waters. Join us Septemeber 25th to expand the Crosby restoration with our first wetland planting! Advance registration is required and early registration highly suggested.