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Interns in the office, in the field, and working with students

FMR strives to offer internships and other pathways to support the next generation of environmental leaders. Check out our current openings.  >>

February 2022

On the first day of Minnesota's 2022 legislative session, Rep. Todd Lippert and Rep. Rick Hansen introduced a bill to aid small businesses focused on clean-water crops, marking progress on a major FMR priority.  >>

February 2022

Just as our breeding bird surveys have shown more birds and more species using FMR-restored prairies, our latest pollinator surveys further demonstrate the wildlife benefits of restored habitats.  >>

February 2022

There's a lot happening around St. Anthony Falls. Here's the latest on the Army Corps' disposition study, upcoming events about the future of the lock area, and that mysterious underwater wall.  >>

February 2022

As covered in several news outlets, Ramsey County is stepping back from its plans to develop a rare grassland bird haven. We're celebrating this win and advocating for the next logical step: permanent habitat protection. Ramsey County residents — please send a note to the county to express support for this special refuge.  >>

February 2022
People with binoculars outdoors

Since 2021, FMR has held events created by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). Together, we've tended habitat restoration projects, birdwatched in the gorge and snowshoed by the river. Here's how our BIPOC stewardship program works.  >>

February 2022
Mill ruins and the Vermillion River

Part of a habitat corridor through the heart of Hastings, this 10-acre park is home to the first mill on the banks of the Vermillion River, an important tributary of the Mississippi. Visitors can find the mill ruins there, as well as FMR's pollinator planting, restored oak savanna and woodland. (Photo credit: Tom Reiter for FMR)

Part of a habitat corridor through the heart of Hastings, this 10-acre park is home to the first mill on the banks of the Vermillion River, an important tributary of the Mississippi. Visitors can find the mill ruins there, as well as FMR's restored oak savanna and pollinator planting.  >>

January 2022

The House Climate Action Caucus just released its 2022 Minnesota Climate Action Plan. Here's what's in it and how you can help make it a reality.  >>

January 2022

One of FMR’s top priorities this legislative session is investing in Minnesota’s water infrastructure. That’s why we’re asking Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to help #FixThePipesMN — and why we’re so pleased that Walz proposed $200 million in water infrastructure investment through the bonding bill this session.  >>

January 2022

The industrial uses that once dominated the northern half of Nicollet Island have given way to a mix of homes, trails and a beloved park where we're restoring pockets of prairie and a forest of maples and climate-adapted tree species — vital habitat for the downtown Minneapolis river corridor.  >>

January 2022

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