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

Events

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. 

Join us June 26 in the rare prairie, or July 10 in the scenic bluffs!

FMR staff need a few more helping hands June 26 at the Sand Coulee Prairie in Hastings and July 10 at Pine Bend Bluffs in Inver Grove Heights. Both locations are Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) that FMR helped to preserve. SNAs are the highest quality public areas in the state. They give visitors and volunteers the chance to feel hours away from the cities without the long drive. Read more…

'Make and Take' Rain Barrel Workshop [FULL]

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The biggest threat to our waters today is polluted runoff — water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying oil, sediment and other contaminants into our lakes, rivers and streams. One simple way to make a big difference is to use a rain barrel. Join us at this affordable workshop to bring yours home!

Worknight in Pine Bend Bluffs [FULL]

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Join us July 10th to learn about and help restore one of the most beautiful areas in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area.

Make Your Home River-Friendly — Workshop + Brewery Tour [WAITLIST]

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Join us at Flat Earth brewery in East Side Saint Paul to learn what you can do inside your home to improve the health of your local waters. After a half-hour watershed action presentation, participants will be invited to tour the brewery and enjoy samples. Sign up for this August 6th event soon, capacity is limited.

Sheridan Memorial Park Raingarden Planting [FULL]

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Help us plant a large raingarden at Minneapolis' newest park, Sheridan Memorial, in the Northeast Minneapolis riverfront, Tuesday, June 24th, 6-8 p.m.

Rain Barrel Rollout! -- WAITLIST -- Barrel & kit $40 - Proceeds benefit FMR

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Join this national Rain Barrel Rollout and get your own rain barrel for just $40. It's a great deal that benefits the Mighty Mississippi as well as FMR! 

Raingarden and Native Plant Tending

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Help tend raingardens and native plantings at Crosby Park June 14th. We'll reduce polluted runoff from entering the Mississippi River while beautifying the park.