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An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

Join us to celebrate the Mississippi in the midst of its fall splendor, Thursday, September 28. From our beautiful venue on the river, we'll toast to you and the recent successes you made possible.

Guests will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Dorceta Taylor, one of the country's preeminent environmental justice scholars. Dr. Taylor, who says her work is about opening doors for other people by making the environmental movement more diverse, will talk about the intersection of environmental history, politics and justice, and what we can all do to make our special, natural places more inclusive. 

Additionally, the evening will feature an entertaining river-themed live auction, the renown Davu Seru Trio, and hearty local fare and refreshments — including a just-for-FMR signature cocktail.

Learn more on the event page!

The River Connects: An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River, Thursday, October 3, 2019. This year’s event celebrates the myriad ways the river serves as a conduit for community, migration, inspiration and so much more. 


We'll welcome Jearlyn Steele back to the stage as emcee and keynote speaker Nick Spitzer, host of the public radio show American Routes, will take us from the headwaters south to the mouth of the river through music and storytelling. Learn more and reserve your seat today. >>

What's in a storm drain stenciling kit?

Help reduce river pollution by stenciling storm drains

Looking to do some good for the Mississippi River, but need a flexible schedule? FMR offers complete do-it-yourself St. Paul storm drain stenciling kits for groups of two to 20, spring through fall.

Learn more in this video with FMR stenciling coordinator Daurius Mikroberts as he walks you through the kit's ingredients, or learn more on our stenciling kits page.

May 2, 2019

River Guardians + members happy hour: Legi session wrap-up

Minnesota's 2019 legislative session is wrapping up so it’s time to celebrate our victories and consider our next steps. 

Together, let's raise a glass for our hometown river, indulge in delicious appetizers and hear from FMR lobbyist Molly Pederson and FMR Water Program Director and Legi Updates blog author Trevor Russell about the good, the bad and the ugly this session.