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

Events

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 — River History & Landscape Revival

Known for its stunning vantage point, Indian Mounds Park is a Twin Cities river icon. Join towboat pilot and FMR boardmember Hokan Miller and environmental scientist Mike Nevala to learn about its grand history — from powerful geologic forces to American Indian burial mounds, the historic harbar and today's busy working river, and the exciting community and FMR-led restoration of the  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.

Explore Wetland Ecology in Tunnel Valley

Come explore plant and wetland life in beautiful Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, Thursday, September 18th. This popular tour is led by Washington Conservation District Water Resource Education Specialist Angie Hong and FMR Senior Ecologist Karen Schik. Reserve your spot soon! 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…