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

Events

Thank you FMR volunteers

We recently wrapped up another successful volunteer season! We are pleased to report that overall, approximately 1,903 people contributed 5,385 hours to help the Mississippi River at FMR restoration events in 2013. Read more…

Native Plants, Raingardens and 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 FMR workshop can get you started on your spring plans.

Our Water in a Changing World: Climate Change and the Urban Watershed

With climatic changes occuring, our local water resources face new and emerging threats- join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota in late February 2014 to learn more:
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FMR’s 20th anniversary celebration was a great success

FMR held its annual Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River on Sept. 24 at Dove Hill. Nearly 200 river lovers were entertained by Garrison Keillor’s river stories. The event was our most successful ever! Read more…

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'

Volunteer on the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act! Volunteers are needed Saturday, October 18th to help restore beautiful Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park by removing the invasive species buckthorn. Removing the brush will help make way for native species beneficial to our local wildlife and waters. Read more…

Seed Collection in the Sand Coulee/Rare Prairie

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 Buckthorn Bust & Haul

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