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May 2022

Beside riverfront railroads and beneath blufftop Dakota burial mounds, this St. Paul natural area is a sacred place. We're partnering with Native-led Lower Phalen Creek Project to restore its habitat with culturally important practices and plants to better honor the site's history and ongoing importance to Dakota people.  >>

April 2022

A deep dive into the term "invasive species" — species that spread rapidly, or species out of place — plus how we can revise the value judgments we place on them.  >>

April 2022

As covered by MPR News, WCCO and other media outlets, the Mississippi River made the list of "America’s Most Endangered Rivers" this week. But a proposed federal program — championed by Friends of the Mississippi River and many others — has the potential to turn that designation around.  >>

April 2022

This former railyard is now a restored prairie on the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis. Along with the pollinator demonstration garden, Ole Olson Park adds vital habitat to our urban corridor and a beautiful riverfront spot for residents.  >>

April 2022

FMR entered this unique 2022 legislative session with a slate of clear priorities. After a week-long break, lawmakers are heading back to the state capitol for the final legislative push. Now is a great time to take stock and take action. >>

April 2022

Sign our petition to ask your lawmakers to "get the lead out" of Minnesota's drinking water pipes, childcare centers and schools, products, tackle, ammunition and more. >>

April 2022

The most recent expansion of our Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) is a youth-led council that explores pathways to environmental leadership at FMR and in the larger Twin Cities community through the school year. Here's what the 2022-2023 founding members have been up to, including their first public event earlier this month.  >>

April 2022
The Mississippi River runs alongside downtown St. Paul, where tall buildings sit on a steep bluff above the river and road.

St. Paul has a lot of projects in the works along its 26 miles of Mississippi River shoreline. Check out the plans for new visitor and cultural centers, recreational improvements and more that will celebrate and improve St. Paul's connection to the river.  >>

April 2022

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The recent decision not to charge the Minneapolis police officer who killed Amir Locke underscores the need for systemic change and legislative action. Here's one thing you can do. >>

April 2022

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