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The new Minnesota Legislature convenes again at the end of January. Sign up to be a River Guardian, and we'll let you know how to take action when threats and opportunities arise for the river.

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 31. Here's what to expect and a rundown of FMR's top priorities this session.  >>

January 2022

On January 7, FMR was one of eight environmental organizations (led by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy) that provided comments to the State of Minnesota on the state's 2022 Impaired Waters List on behalf of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. We focused on three key pollutants: sulfate (in wild rice waters), "forever chemicals" and nitrate contamination. Here's our letter.  >>

January 2022

You may have seen stories in the news about the future of the Twin Cities' locks and dams on the Mississippi River, but it can be tough to get the full picture.

Learn why we support keeping one but look forward to exploring the potential removal of two local locks and dams, and sign up to receive updates. >>

January 2022
Gabe and Jen

Gabe Holmes is our new Data Manager, succeeding Jen Hadley.

We're excited to introduce Gabe Holmes as the newest member of our Communications department.  >>

January 2022

On January 5, FMR was one of 22 organizations that delivered a letter to the Walz administration detailing our position on the state's proposed clean fuel standard rulemaking process. Here's our letter, which outlines principles that will keep any clean fuel standard true to its name.  >>

January 2022
Alex Roth with plants

We're excited to share that former FMR Ecologist Alex Roth is our new conservation director. (Photo: Dodd Demas for FMR)

FMR is very pleased to welcome a familiar face to a different role in the organization. Beginning this month, our former ecologist Alex Roth assumes the duties of conservation director, leading FMR's Land Conservation department.  >>

January 2022
Three interns' portraits

We're grateful to our fall 2021 interns: Stewardship & Education program intern Megan Daniluk (left), Land Conservation intern Nick Jacobson (center), and Finance department intern Owen Campbell (right).

Our fall interns installed a new pollinator garden with J.J. Hill Montessori school, created a strategic conservation map and database to aid our land protection efforts, and explored more efficient methods for analyzing and tracking our gifts and grants.  >>

December 2021

A tiny 2-acre remnant bedrock bluff prairie in Cottage Grove holds mighty habitat diversity and offers stunning 180-degree views of the Mississippi River and its surroundings.  >>

December 2021

The Cottage Grove City Council recently approved a plan for the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. While the plan includes a modest riverfront park, many residents hoped for more.  >>

December 2021

Congress passed a long-awaited Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Biden signed into law on November 15. Here's what it means for Minnesota's waters.  >>

December 2021

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