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We're expanding! Several positions now available.

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As we head into a new year, FMR is excited to announce: We're expanding!

Thanks to our supporters and funders, we're now offering several positions to strengthen relationships and extend our reach: a Grassroots Organizing Coordinator, Program Associate, Youth Coordinator and Communications Associate.  >>

December 31

Area C: The overlooked Ford site

Did you know that Ford Motor Company owns a hazardous waste dump right on the river's edge in the middle of St. Paul? FMR has been a longtime advocate to clean up this site. As the process ramps up in the coming months, we'll need you to join us in taking action.  >>

September 8
MN capitol and text: "#MNLEG 2022"

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.  >>

Fix the Pipes logo

For our environment and our economy, it's time to invest in Minnesota's aging water treatment systems and wastewater plants. That's why we're supporting legislation to #FixThePipesMN through a new coalition of business, environment, local government and trade groups working together for our environment this 2022 legislative session.  >>

Position announcement: Grassroots Organizing Coordinator

About FMR

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) is a leading nonprofit that protects, restores and enhances the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region. Our focus is the metro area, but our impact is often regional or national.

January 3

River Guardians' impact in 2021

Watch the thank-you video we recorded (complete with outtakes at the end) to celebrate the successes of our River Guardians. These advocates took action in 2021 to champion a federal funding program to protect the Mississippi, advocate for more parkland in Cottage Grove and protect Minneapolis' drinking water.  >>

December 8

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