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Area C is Ford Motor Company's unpermitted floodplain dumpsite. Join us February 20 to learn more about this large riverfront site's past, present and future. >>

January 2020
Irene Jones

This month we bid a fond farewell to Irene Jones, whose intelligence, passion and wit helped shape FMR and the river for the past two decades. (Photo by Alicia Uzarek)

Irene Jones, who has served in several roles over her 21-year tenure at FMR, leaves an impressive legacy for our organization and for the river.  >>

January 2020

Drinking water for an estimated half a million Minnesotans is drawn from groundwater contaminated with elevated levels of nitrate, a toxic pollutant that is linked to cancer and is especially dangerous for infants, according to a recent Environmental Working Group analysis of federal and state test data.  >>

January 2020
Sun setting on downtown Minneapolis and our Mighty Mississippi

FMR’s annual event, An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River, is slated for Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Our event promises to be entertaining and educational; you don't want to miss it! 

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January 2020

We value your feedback! Please take our survey and let us know which of our top four legislative priorities for the 2020 session are important to you. And if any of these feel especially important, we'd love to know why. >>

January 2020

Minnesota's 2020 legislative session kicks off on February 11. Here’s a look at what to expect, and what FMR's top four priorities are this year. >>

January 2020

Gov. Walz has proposed investing $300 million in much-needed water infrastructure through the state’s 2020 bonding bill. Find out what's in the governor's proposal.   >>

January 2020
A man stands in front of the MN state capitol with a sign reading "proud to be a river guardian"

All along our great river — from the Upper Harbor Terminal in Minneapolis to Lilydale's river bluffs and beyond — you helped FMR's river corridor program secure equitable river access and important environmental protections. Read about some of our 2019 accomplishments and sign up to join us in 2020.  >>

January 2020

Phuong Nguyen, an international student from Vietnam, was FMR's fall/winter 2019 intern. She offers perspectives about conservation from her experience with us.  >>

January 2020
A river, with industrial structures on both shorelines.

The Star Tribune recently highlighted community dissent regarding the 1-mile riverfront redevelopment of Upper Harbor Terminal: a once-in-a-lifetime project that could dramatically impact North Minneapolis residents. >>

December 2019

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