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

Events

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…

Come Help Us With a Big Mailing!

Let us know if you can help fold, stuff and stamp letters for a couple hours (roughly 5-7:30 p.m.) October 21st and/or October 28th! 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 December 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.

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…