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On the final day of the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers agreed to a $52 billion two-year state budget, but the clock ran out before they could pass any meaningful legislation. Here’s where major water-related environmental bills stand as we prepare for a special session.  >>

May 2021

The flagship "clean-water crop" delivers tremendous value in reducing water pollution, reports the Star Tribune.  >>

May 2021
Jonathan with his fishing line receptacle

One key way anglers can help our waters and wildlife is by disposing of fishing line responsibly. As an ESI fellow last year, Jonathan built and installed a PVC fishing line receptacle at Hidden Falls Park and has maintained it ever since.

A summer project turned into a year-round commitment for 2020 ESI Fellow Jonathan Wilson-Thieroff. Read about how he made an impact reducing fishing line waste at this beloved riverfront park.  >>

May 2021
Liatris and monarch

Turn your yard into a force for clean water while supporting pollinators and other wildlife!

Whether urban, suburban or rural, our yards are part of the Mississippi watershed. The effects of how we landscape and route rain show up far beyond our property lines. Dig into these tips to help protect the river right from your own backyard.  >>

May 2021

At the recent Pollinator Summit, our ecologists picked up a few new ideas about how to restore land with pollinators in mind, and learned more about how pollinators restore the land themselves. Read on for our take-aways on soil scouting, goat grazing, our tiniest SuperVolunteers, and the 5,000 invertebrates under your feet at every step.  >>

May 2021
River with forest on either side

Forested limestone bluffs make up the only gorge on the entire length of the Mississippi River as it flows through the heart of the Twin Cities, flanked by beloved recreational parkways. Our restoration projects improve habitat in this urban oasis. (Photo by Jim Hudak)

Forested limestone bluffs make up the only gorge on the entire length of the Mississippi River as it flows through the heart of the Twin Cities, flanked by beloved recreational parkways. Our restoration projects improve habitat in this urban oasis.  >>

May 2021
John Briel

We're thrilled to welcome John Briel back to the FMR team. John had previously worked for FMR as our development associate before moving to Chicago to pursue new opportunities. Now he's back as our new member relations manager and has hit the ground running, serving FMR's incredible community of members and donors.  >>

May 2021

Earlier this week, the environmental debate at the Legislature crescendoed when the Senate threatened to block the entire Omnibus Environment Bill if Gov. Walz doesn't agree to repeal the Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies’ existing authority to regulate auto emissions.  >>

May 2021

Our spring edition features thoughtful and moving writing that reflects the passage of time along the river, how past events connect to current times, and ways in which the river remains a wise teacher.  >>

May 2021
Two people sitting on riverbluff

In our latest annual report, you'll find an inspiring story for every month of 2020. Together we accomplished remarkable things, even through the pandemic.  >>

April 2021

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