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

Events

Bust Buckthorn in the Oak Woodlands

Join us Saturday, November 9th for our first public event in the impressive oak woodlands this normally private, 3M-owned natural area in Cottage Grove! Read more…

Fall FMR events at iconic Indian Mounds Park

Whether you want to get your hands dirty in a restoration project or join a walking history tour, Mounds Park is the place to be! FMR will host two fall events at this scenic and historic Saint Paul park. Read more…

Join us in Cottage Grove’s "Tunnel Valley"

With its namesake ravine—featuring 80- to 100-foot slopes dotted with woods, prairies and wetlands—not to mention beautiful Ravine Lake, Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park features an amazing variety of habitats to explore and enjoy. Join us for a wetland ecology tour or to bust buckthorn and restore habitat. Or, let us know if you’d like to organize a presentation for your Cottage Grove group! Read more…

Bust Buckthorn in 'Tunnel Valley'

Volunteers are needed Saturday, November 2nd to help restore beautiful Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park by cutting and hauling cut brush. Read more…

Seed Collection at the Sand Coulee/Rare Prairie [FULL]

Renown for its 14 rare plant and animal species as well as its blazing fall colors, the Sand Coulee offers a glimpse of what much of Minnesota looked like before European civilization. Enjoy a hands-on seed identification and collection training in this rare sand-gravel prairie, then work alongside the ecologists to gather seed for further habitat restoration. Large quantities — of volunteers and seed alike — needed! Read more…

Oak Savanna Invasive Species/Brush Removal

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Help restore the rare oak savanna and woodland in the Minneapolis river gorge.

Restore Habitat at Pine Bend Bluffs [FULL]

Join other FMR restoration volunteers in beautiful Pine Bend Bluffs — the last restoration event of 2012! Read more…

Mounds Park Walk & Talk -- Burial Mounds, River History & Landscape Revival

From Indian Mounds Park's stunning vantage point, much of the river’s history can be visualized — powerful geologic forces, American Indian burial mounds, tales of early explorers, the historic harbor and today’s busy working river. Join us Thursday, October 3rd for this free interpretive tour. Explore the iconic park's grand history, as well as threats to its ecological health and the community and FMR-led efforts to restore the beautiful blufftop prairie. Read more…

Native Prairie Planting [FULL]

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Help expand the native prairie restoration area at Crosby Farm Regional Park!

Oak Savanna Interpretive Tour [FULL]

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Enjoy an ecologist-guided tour of a beloved River Gorge Stewards site, the blufftop oak savanna in south Minneapolis.