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Predictions of a 5,000+ square mile dead zone where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico highlight the need for a major coordinated effort to restore the river. That's why we're so excited to announce that the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative now has more than 100 endorsing organizations. Join us!  >>

June 2022

Located along a newly re-meandered stretch of the South Branch of the Vermillion River, this 24-acre woodland-turned-savanna is now a showcase for successful savanna restoration.  >>

June 2022

Anishinaabe Artist, filmmaker and community organizer Courtney Cochran will create water-based art with youth and adult participants in our Water Knowledge Network workshop series in Minneapolis this summer.  >>

June 2022

At James I. Rice Park in Minneapolis, a neighborhood community saw a need for restoration of their beloved park and banded together to make it happen.  >>

June 2022

Take our 5-minute survey to help shape FMR's advocacy engagement in the coming year and let us know how you want to plug in.  >>

June 2022

Despite a historic surplus, this year's legislative session was disappointing from FMR's standpoint. Here's where our priorities stand, with a few bright spots included.  >>

May 2022

Not much made it over the finish line before the legislative session ended on May 23, but lawmakers did pass a bill including new investments in clean-water crops and their supply chains. Here's our take on the final package and where we go from here.  >>

May 2022
A person's boots standing in the middle of green crops.

These clean-water crops hold great promise — both for improving water quality and giving an economic boost to Minnesota farmers. (Photo by Dodd Demas for FMR)

The New York Times, as part of its series on "Visionaries" across the country, wrote about the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Donald Wyse and his leading work to develop new, commercially viable clean-water crops.  >>

May 2022
FMR staff photo by the river

Nearly our whole staff team, including most of our newest members, took a field trip in May to learn more about our initiatives along the river.

Thanks to our supporters and funders, we've expanded! We're excited to introduce five new staff members.  >>

May 2022
Dr. Kate Knuth and Aubre Parsons

We're thrilled to welcome two new members to our board of directors this spring.  >>

May 2022

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