Thank you, volunteers! Plus, the best photos from our 2016 event season

Volunteers planting native shrubs along the River Gorge

FMR stewardship volunteers planting native shrubs along the River Gorge in south Minneapolis. The native plants will provide much-needed urban wildlife habitat for birds, pollinators and other critters, and also help prevent erosion. 

The number of Twin Citians passionate about the Mississippi River never ceases to amaze us. In 2016, over 3,700 people pitched in at 98 FMR volunteer events! 

Whether you spent a couple of hours picking up trash with us on Earth Day, hauled brush on a Saturday morning, took the "pledge to pull" this spring, or earned full FMR SuperVolunteer status participating in several events throughout the year, THANK YOU. We would never be able to conserve and restore our treasured river without you. 

To stay in touch about volunteer events and stewardship programs contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, akilgore@fmr.org. We look forward to working with you in 2017!

Best of 2016 Event SeasonHover over the picture and click the arrow on the right to enjoy the rest of the slideshow. Additional photos from all FMR events are available on our flickr page.