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By now, you've seen the headlines: A stunning compromise on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 could set the stage for nearly $370 billion in new spending on climate change and energy security programs over the next 10 years. What does this mean for the river?  >>

August 2022

The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan continues to come under attack for its purported environmental harms. But we know that the plan's many environmental policies, including denser housing, are crucial responses to climate change. Here's how FMR is speaking up in support.  >>

July 2022

Dedicated volunteers have been monitoring stream health in the Rice Creek Watershed District since 2006. Their findings, presented to decision-makers each year, helps determine the watershed's future and shape policy to protect streams. Find out more and consider joining us as we get ready for the 2022 season.  >>

July 2022

This spring a silver carp was recorded swimming 35 miles up Minnesota's Mississippi River in a single day. Across the state our news outlets helped highlight what's at risk for our waterways and why we need the DNR to act with more urgency.  >>

July 2022

We've long supported the goal of creating a River Learning Center in St. Paul's Crosby Farm Regional Park. Recent design concepts for the center, however, seemed to disregard community input and riverfront development regulations. Here's how we've responded and what we hope to see happen next.  >>

July 2022

Not all thistles are invasive in Minnesota. Here's how you can tell if you're looking at one of our five native thistle species and why you should leave those species in the ground.  >>

July 2022
FMR supports reproductive health care choices

FMR is proud to announce that at its meeting on June 29, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution (below) to support comprehensive, voluntary and equitable reproductive health care for all. We are committed to both environmental and reproductive justice.

“Civic institutions should not remain silent on issues that so profoundly affect our fundamental human rights and have such a disproportionate, inequitable impact,” said FMR Board member Nou Yang. “Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment, free to make decisions about their own bodies and health." >>

June 2022

We've talked a lot about the environmental and economic promise of crops being developed by the Forever Green Initiative. But some of these crops also make pretty darn tasty treats.  >>

June 2022

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

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