FMR River Guardians rock their first official year!

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It's hard to believe that 2017 marked the official beginning of the FMR River Guardians program! FMR River Guardians are people who speak up on behalf of the Mighty Mississippi by contacting their representatives. Program staff here at FMR work hard to make that as easy as possible as well as hold special issue trainings and events for our River Guardians. And who doesn't like celebrating successes? Happy hours are held periodically to celebrate our good work together.

We're incredibly grateful and delighted to report that our community of river advocates more than doubled in 2017! River Guardians helped to save River Heights Park in Inver Grove Heights, rein in water quality rollbacks at the Capitol, worked for improved public access to the riverfront in North and Northeast Minneapolis and much more.

Interested in becoming a River Guardian or getting more information about what we accomplished together in the last year? Visit!