Our wildlife cameras caught baby snapping turtles hatching in peace thanks to our new wildlife nest enclosure at Spring Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area. >>
When born, baby snapping turtles are smaller than a half dollar. (Photo by Mike Krivit)
What is your river story? We'd like to know. The fall 2018 issue of Write to the River is open for short prose and poetry submissions through November 1, 2018.
Our photo prompt by photographer Tom Reiter features visitors to Raspberry Island. What calls you to the river and how do you access it? What do you witness that ensures our river is for all of us? What makes our river inaccessible? >>
Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic pollution, are the subject of recent New York Times and National Public Radio articles that explore the sources and consequences of ubiquitous microplastic pollution. >>
FMR is beginning restoration and enhancement of the natural areas on the north half of Nicollet Island. Photo by MWMO.
After almost two years of planning, FMR is embarking on our Nicollet Island habitat restoration project designed to enhance wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality. >>
Jennifer Hadley (left) our new database coordinator and Ellie Rogers (right), FMR's communications associate.
Meet our new data coordinator Jen Hadley and communications associate Ellie Rogers. >>
As summer turns to fall, Twin Cities communities throughout the metro are moving fast to wrap up their draft plans for land use and development along their local riverfront.
Hastings and St. Paul Park — two cities with an abundance of high quality riverine habitat — are accepting comments through the end of November and December, respectively. Several other cities want public comments submitted before the end of September. >>
Pig's Eye is a favorite spot in our local flyway for pelicans. (Photo by Monica Bryand for Great River Passage.)
A railroad expansion proposal threatens planned community trails that would connect Pig’s Eye and Eagle Lakes in St. Paul’s largest park. >>
Come early to City House or Red River Kitchen to grab a seat on the patio. (Photo from Red River Kitchen)
Our friends at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station recently published a new ‘Field Notes’ article detailing three ways experts think Minnesota could make measurable progress on improving water quality in Minnesota. >>
A rendering of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal Community Performing Arts Center
After more than two and a half years of community engagement, draft plans for the redevelopment of a mile-long riverfront site in North Minneapolis were revealed mid-August.
The draft calls for a dramatic overhaul of the Upper Harbor Terminal site, aiming to turn the long-closed port into both a regional attraction and a beneficial part of the North Minneapolis community. >>