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'

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 Removal

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

Restore Habitat at Pine Bend Bluffs (Sign-up closes M, Oct 20)

Join other FMR restoration volunteers in beautiful Pine Bend Bluffs — an annual tradition with great people and food! Read more…

Mounds Park Walk & Talk — River History & Landscape Revival [FULL]

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.