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Thank you, youth river stewards!

Four youth volunteers stand in a wooded area holding a large buckthorn branch.

This fall, Farmington High School Honors Society masked up and removed buckthorn at Rambling River Park. Metro youth contributed 142 hours to making way for habitat this year.

Despite COVID-19, we engaged hundreds of youth as active stewards and students of the river in 2020.  >>

November 3

Hundreds of birds in the one and only river gorge

For 33 years, Dave Zumeta has kept meticulous lists of the birds he's seen in the Mississippi River Gorge, a band of habitat FMR works to restore that is critical for migrators on the flyway. These lists have become a valuable tool to help us track the health of our river habitat. Learn more about Dave's surprising findings, troubling and encouraging trends.  >>

October 16

FMR welcomes new program leader Laura Mann Hill

Laura Mann Hill

Passionate about connecting people with the river and each other, Laura is a natural fit here at FMR. An educator, artist and activist, she'll work with our stewardship and education staff to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.  >>

October 14

FMR's first-ever virtual gala a hit!

FMR staff at four locations on the river

FMR staff and board members shared reasons why we do the work we do at this year's fall gala, Our Storied River. You can watch all the river stories, including the ones we told, below. (Photos by Tom Reiter)

At Our Storied River, we raised close to $170,000 for the river. Thank you! If you missed the livestream or you just want to see it again, check out this collection of our featured river stories, a tour from FMR staff of a few of our favorite places, and glimpses of the artwork created for the event.  >>

October 7

A serene image for a rocky 2020: FMR's fourth water quality mural

Artists work on mural and pose with finished mural

This summer, local artists worked with students to design our fourth water quality mural at Harriet Island featuring the Mississippi, an iconic bridge, wildlife and more.

Our latest water quality mural is also our first to focus on the Mississippi River. The postcard-like design showcases the river as a serene destination, created by two local artists with input from students. See the mural up close near the pavilion at Harriet Island.  >>

October 6

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