This cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. We couldn't let the spring snows take it away for all of 2013! People come from throughout the local river corridor neighborhoods and metro area to contribute to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River Watershed. All supplies are provided and no preregistration is required.
How is the health of the
Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Is water pollution
improving? Can I eat the fish I catch? How are bald
eagles faring? How do different farming practices influence the health
of the river? Find out at this Vermillion Stewards presentation of FMR and the National Parkl Service's groundbreaking report. Read more…
With its rolling hills, heavily wooded ravines, stunning prairie patches and a hidden gem of a lake, FMR’s newest southern Washington County restoration area in Cottage Grove offers a wide variety of habitats and breathtaking new local stewardship opportunities. Learn more about this unique local tunnel valley and upcoming events to explore and restore it. Or, if you live, work or worship nearby, let us know if you’d like FMR to come tell your neighborhood group, church or company about it in person!
Join us in June to learn about the ecology of two iconic Twin Cities parks, then work alongside FMR ecologists to help protect and restore them. Late in the month, we’ll explore urban wetland ecology and use dip nets to get a closer look at invertebrates in the lake and learn what they can tell us about water quality. Sign up for one or all three outings! Read more…
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 FMR ecologists Karen Schik and Joe Walton to save hepatica, Virginia waterleaf and other native woodland plants in an important ecological area, Hastings Scientific & Natural Area, Saturday, May 18th!