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The River Heals

Register now for Our Healing River: An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River. We'll livestream the celebration on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  >>

August 2019
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September 2021
Pictures of storytellers

Join us Thursday, September 30 for an evening of stories celebrating the way our river heals us and how we heal the river in turn. (Photo of Gwen Westerman, left, by Anna Botz)

Watching the river flow by can feel like listening to a good story. We're honored to share with you four good stories about our healing river at our virtual fall gala. Find out more about our storytellers (including the new poet laureate of Minnesota).  >>

September 2021

As our downstream neighbors continue to recover from yet another deadly and devastating hurricane, many of us are wondering "How can we help?"

Here's how you can support immediate relief efforts near the Gulf, volunteer online and take action to support long-term resiliency for the Mississippi River and its riverfront and delta communities.  >>

September 2021

Our Stewardship & Education program philosophy is based on the fact that people who learn more about and find their own ways to connect with the places around them will be more likely to protect and steward the environment. Here's how our volunteer and education programs plant the seeds for climate change efforts through each event and partnership.  >>

September 2021

The latest headlines say clean-water crops could finally be taking off.  >>

September 2021

Allie was a quick study and a passionate addition to our land conservation team this summer. Here she reflects on the insect drama she witnessed while monitoring, the appeal of tiny urban prairies, and her next move.  >>

September 2021

Putting on an 8-week program for the next generation of environmental leaders is a lot of work, and this year, former fellows Naomi and Justine stepped up to help us plan and facilitate. Our assistants reflect on how FMR's summer program has evolved and share insights on their experience as environmental leaders in the program.  >>

September 2021

Cottage Grove residents have been busy advocating for a new public park at the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. We're concerned that without strong city leadership, the site will be largely developed into housing without sufficient community input. Join us on September 28 to get involved.  >>

August 2021

A little-known underground wall holds St. Anthony Falls back from a catastrophic collapse that would endanger the Twin Cities' water supply, bridges, and other infrastructure. So why isn't anyone monitoring the wall's condition? FMR board member John Anfinson explained the puzzle in an excellent Star Tribune article.  >>

August 2021

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