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

Events

Explore Wetland Ecology in Tunnel Valley [FULL]

Learn about FMR's newest restoration area, exploring the plant and wetland life in the beautiful Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. Read more…

Woodland Wildflower Rescue Part II: The Planting! [FULL]

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Join FMR ecologists Karen Schik and Conservation Director Tom Lewanski to re-plant hepatica, Virginia waterleaf and other native woodland plants in an important ecological area, Hastings Scientific & Natural Area!

Above the Falls Stewardship Program launches with biking/walking tour in August

Friends of the Mississippi River is proud to announce the launch of our Above the Falls Stewardship Program with the north and northeast Minneapolis Riverfront Biking/Walking Tours on Monday, August 12th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Read more…

Your very last chance to register for the Mississippi River Challenge before the price goes up!

We're less than two weeks away from the 10th annual Mississippi River Challenge! Registration prices have gone up, but as a Mississippi Messages reader you have a final chance to sign up at the lower-earlier price by using the code LASTCHANCE when you register at MississippiRiverChallenge.org. You also get a complimentary ticket to the Science Museum’s Mayan exhibit and a chance to win a new canoe or kayak just for registering and paddling! 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!

Come protect the prairies, June 27 and July 11

Did you know just 1 percent of Minnesota’s native prairie remains? Prairies are important for our heritage, and critical for our local wildlife and waters. Come learn about and help restore two high-quality metro-area prairies being managed by FMR staff and volunteers. Read more…

Above the Falls Riverfront Biking and Walking Tours

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Many of us associate the Minneapolis stretch of the Mississippi River upstream of St. Anthony Falls with industry and shipping. But that may be changing, as new parks and trails come on line as part of the City of Minneapolis' Above the Falls Plan. Join us on foot or by bicycle for a tour of riverfront parks in North and Northeast Minneapolis and learn about the past and future of these special places.