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Fiona, a summer Youth Empowerment Program participant, wants you to get involved in legislative action for clean water and the environment. Here's her account of the impact of recent environmental legislation, the possibility for critical change this year and in the future, and how you can influence policy.  >>

July 2020
FMR volunteer works at Crosby during a restoration outing while wearing a mask and socially distancing

Join us online or for a socially-distanced outing this fall!

We're adapting educational offerings and group outings during this unique back-to-school season. Learn about our live virtual presentations, outdoor activities and online curriculum available through the fall.  >>

July 2020

We've written a lot about how anglers can help our waters and wildlife by avoiding lead tackle. But another key action is disposing of fishing line responsibly. Jonathan, a Youth Empowerment Program participant this summer and avid fisher, built and installed a PVC fishing line receptacle at Hidden Falls Park. He's also got some tips for dealing with fishing line.  >>

July 2020
Students work at Phalen wetlands to help keep it healthy

Students from Community of Peace Academy help keep wetlands clean and healthy by removing trash and garlic mustard in the wetlands of Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

Discover the different types of wetlands in Minnesota and why they're so important to the health of our river and environment in our newest online lesson (one of four) complete with videos, optional outdoor activities and teachers' curriculum. >>

July 2020

Fire is one of the most important tools we use in the habitat restoration process, but burns require the right combination of weather, preparation and planning. Through a challenging spring, we were still able to burn five of our sites. Get a glimpse into the process in this video and photos from our spring burn season.  >>

July 2020

On the heels of a regular session and first special session that failed to live up to expectations, Minnesota legislators have wrapped up a second special session with what could generously be considered “mixed results." See how FMR's priorities fared. >>
 

July 2020

Zosh, a summer Youth Empowerment Program participant, used her scientific illustration skills to celebrate pollinators and native plants.  >>

July 2020

Seven faith leaders from North Minneapolis have submitted a powerful letter to elected leaders outlining how police brutality, land ownership and Upper Harbor Terminal are connected. They state, "The killing of Black and Brown bodies by the police is directly connected to the history of the United States' quest for land and profit... The proposed Upper Harbor development in North Minneapolis continues to perpetuate this injustice."  >>

July 2020

Last spring, Dakota County put together an exciting plan to conserve up to 40,000 acres important to our communities, wildlife and waters. Dozens of you voiced support for the plan to the county commissioners who are now considering whether and how to fund the effort. Sign up to stay in the loop.  >>

July 2020

Explore FMR's interactive map of riverfront developments and park planning processes to learn more about what's happening along the Twin Cities riverfront.  >>

July 2020

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