Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Events & Activities

Gorge Stewards remove invasive garlic mustard from land along the Mississippi River gorge.

FMR events are a great way to learn about and give back to the Mississippi River. Above, volunteers help protect habitat and promote watershed health by removing invasive species.

Whether you enjoy pulling buckthorn or garlic mustard, hoisting canoes on to the beach for weary Mississippi River Challenge paddlers, or learning about the flora, fauna, and natural history of the Mississippi River, we can find a way to get you involved in exploring and protecting the Mississippi River.

Check out our list of upcoming events below. To find out more about previous events, including photos and stories from selected events, visit our Past Events listings.

We’ll see you on the river!

Upcoming Events

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EventDate and Timesort iconLocation
Invasive Species Removal at Pine Bend [FULL]Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 6:00pmPine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights
Urban Bird Hike, Beginners Welcome! [FULL]Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 8:30amWillowbrook Fish Hatchery, East Side St. Paul
Help Protect Our Local Trout Stream, Vermillion River Buckthorn HaulSaturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:00amVermillion River Aquatic Management Area, Empire Township, Dakota County
Join the Pledge to Pull at Crosby Park! [FULL]Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:00pmCrosby Park, Mississippi River Gorge, St. Paul
Oak Savanna Shrub and Tree PlantingSaturday, 30 May 2015 - 9:00amNear 36th & West River Pkwy., Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
Floodplain Forest CleanupSaturday, 30 May 2015 - 9:30amGores Wildlife Management Area, Hastings
Raingarden and Native Plant TendingThursday, 4 June 2015 - 6:00pmCrosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul
Deadwood Haul, Fire Prep at Ravine LakeSaturday, 13 June 2015 - 9:00amCottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Make & Take Rain Barrel Workshop [Just $40] Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 6:00amDakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington
Help Tend the Welcoming PrairieThursday, 18 June 2015 - 6:00pmOld Mill Park, Hastings
Indian Mounds Park Prairie TendingThursday, 25 June 2015 - 6:00pmIndian Mounds Park, St. Paul
Worknight in the Rare PrairieThursday, 25 June 2015 - 6:00pmSand Coulee Scientific & Natural Area, Hastings
Schedule Your 2015 Stenciling Outing! Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 8:00amMust take place in St. Paul, N/NE Mpls or S. Mpls along the River Gorge
Invasive Species Removal at Cottage Grove Ravine ParkThursday, 16 July 2015 - 6:00pmCottage Grove Ravine Regional Park