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

Events

Riverside Park Restoration and Tending

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Help restore one of the first parks in Minneapolis! Join us Saturday, June 7th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Invasive Species Removal at Pine Bend [RESCHEDULED]

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In addition to stunning river valley views, Pine Bend SNA provides vital habitat for many birds who rely on the Mississippi River flyway. You can help protect it Thursday, May 8th, 6-8 p.m.! 

Join the Pledge to Pull at Crosby Park! [FULL]

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Native plants are important for our wildlife and our waters. Learn about the native "ephemerals" patch at Crosby Park, and help it survive by removing the invasive species garlic mustard. Then retirn to the area to remove garlic mustard on your own time, with other Pledge to Pull crew members or friends and family.

Good Water, Great Beer Series: 'Make and Take' Rain Barrel Workshop at Fulton Brewery [WAITLIST]

Do you enjoy great free beer? How about clean water and a healthy environment? Sign up now to join us Aprril 19th to build your own rain barrel at Fulton Brewery near Downtown Minneapolis! Read more…

2013: The year in volunteers

Thanks to everyone who attended a volunteer or educational event in 2013. You accomplished a lot! Read more…

Schedule Your Water Quality Presentation!

Experienced FMR staff can come to your St. Paul location and conduct hands-on activities to learn about watersheds, runoff pollution, erosion and sedimentation, river ecosystems, invasive species and other water quality topics! Read more…

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…