Advocate for the river!

River Guardians advocate for the river

Act online, join us at the Capitol or come learn more about today's most important river issues at special happy hours: Join the FMR River Guardians!

From banning pollutants to passing strong rules to guide local riverfront development, many of FMR's victories are thanks to our strong base of advocates. Your voice is essential to our efforts to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River! 

Become an FMR River Guardian

Sign up and we'll email you when an important river issue arises. We make it quick and easy to contact decision makers. River Guardians are also invited to special happy hours and other events about important legislative and metro river corridor issues.   

Take Action Now

Sign the petition: Let's get the lead out, Minnesota

Action Alert: Oppose bills that would undermine aquifers and the MN Environmental Rights Act

Sign the petition: It's time for MN to salt smart for the river

Action Alert: Protect rare Maplewood grassland (For Ramsey County residents)

Action Alert: Support the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI)

Federal Mississippi Initiative takes flight! Sign the petition

Previous Action Alerts

What we weigh in on

In addition to advocating for strong water quality rules and laws at the state and national levels (see action alerts above or check out our Legislative Updates blog), FMR is involved in a wide variety of metro corridor projects and proposals. 

Here are comment letters we've sent to city planners, legislators, judges and others to speak up for the river throughout the Twin Cities river corridor:
7/20/22 Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan statement of support
6/14/22 St. Paul River Learning Center design concepts comments
1/10/22 Minneapolis Graco Park concept plan comments
1/5/22 Cottage Grove Mississippi Dunes environmental assessment comments
2021 comment letters
2020 comment letters
2019 comment letters
2018 comment letters
2017 comment letters

Current river corridor advocacy sites

At each of our metro riverfront sites, FMR partners with community organizations, local residents and River Guardians to ensure that the essential values of public access, scenic views, historic preservation and environmental quality are respected.


Questions? Concerns?

Please contact FMR Grassroots Organizing Coordinator Maddie Miller at or 651.222.2193 x31.