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State of the River 101 for Policymakers

How is the health of the Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Can I eat the fish I catch? What can we do about silver and other invasive carp? How are bald eagles faring? 

At FMR we hear questions like these all the time. That's why we partnered with the National Park Service's Mississippi National River & Recreation Area unit to develop the State of the River Report

Elizabeth Kolbert — 'The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History'

Join us to hear Elizabeth Kolbert's groundbreaking research on the dynamic between humans and the environment. FMR is proud to be a community partner for this important upcoming event featuring esteemed science journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, speaking on her 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning book: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.  Discounted tickets are available for FMR supporters.

Reconnecting North Minneapolis to the Mighty Mississippi

Do you like to use the parks and trails along the Mississippi River? Are you excited about the new parkland coming to the riverfront in North Minneapolis? We are, too! We also want it to be safe and easy for residents and other community members to walk or bike between the existing North Minneapolis neighborhoods and this new parkland (and vice versa). 

Write to the River

Have you ever felt inspired by the Mississippi? You're not alone. America's River has shaped the metro area both physically and culturally, inciting creative works for as long as us humans have been around. 

Now FMR wants to know: What does the Mississippi River mean to you? Sharpen your creative writing pencils, we're launching 'Write to the River,' a new project to feature "Mississippi Messages" readers' works inspired by our great river. 

We're kicking off this new project with a call for prose or poetry inspired by the photo above, "Morning Color" over Pine Bend Scientific & Natural Area by Tom Reiter.

Minnesota Water Action Day

Now more than ever we need your voice to help protect the Mississippi River and water in Minnesota. April 19, join us for a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water and how they can help protect it.

Join the rally, learn about water issues, meet with legislators — whatever works for you and yours! 

Upper Harbor Terminal open house & Above the Falls meeting

FMR has been working to plan for and reshape the Above the Falls riverfront for nearly two decades with the goal of encouraging parkland and trails along both sides of the Mississippi River in N & NE Minneapolis and improved public access to those lands.

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