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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

Minneapolis: Don't skip environmental review!

With 48 acres of city-owned riverfront, the Upper Harbor Terminal site in North Minneapolis presents a rare opportunity for equitable, creative, transformative community development. Unfortunately, the city's plan falls short of this potential.

Tell the city not to approve the plan before conducting an environmental review. >>

January 8

River Guardians made an impact in 2020

We're celebrating the successes of more than 1,500 River Guardians who took action in 2020 to hold polluters of a toxic riverfront waste site accountable, to invest in critical infrastructure to ensure safe drinking water, and to protect migrating birds along the metro Mississippi flyway. Thank you! Find out more about your impact and what we're up against in 2021.  >>

January 5
Tom Cotter of Cotter Farms

Farmers like Tom Cotter promote clean-water and soil-healthy practices hand in hand with their local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. (Photo by Dodd Demas)

County-based Soil and Water Conservation Districts are Minnesota’s frontline conservation organizations, working hand in hand with local landowners to implement a variety of conservation projects that conserve soil, water and related natural resources on private land. But they're increasingly underfunded by our Legislature. We want a better funding strategy to sustain these vital organizations.  >>

Crosby Lake at sunset

The Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund sustains vital river projects like pollution prevention research, invasive carp control, pollinator habitat restoration and more. But attempted raids have endangered the fund, and legislative inaction has left money on the table.

The Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund sustains vital river projects like pollution prevention research, invasive carp control, pollinator habitat restoration and more. But attempted raids have endangered the fund, and legislative inaction has left money on the table. This session, we'll ensure that these funds are used for their constitutionally intended purpose.  >>

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