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Passing a fuel standard will bring down transportation, ag emissions
A Clean Transportation Standard might be one of FMR’s most ambitious — and important — legislative goals. Read more
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Clean-water crops: What we’ll be advocating for at the Capitol
We’ll be advocating for critical investments in clean-water crops such as Kernza, as well as more support for the local businesses nurturing their use. Read more
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Now hiring: summer field ecology intern
Join our Land Conservation team as an intern this summer! Read more
Field ecology intern
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Sign up and we'll email you when we have new opportunities and resources for teachers and classrooms. Read more
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Restoring public oversight of major MPCA decisions
We all benefit from community oversight of the biggest, most important agency for pollution regulation in Minnesota. Read more
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Earth Day and beyond: Celebrate and steward the river this spring!
Join us for the annual Earth Day cleanup, or get outside with FMR this spring to steward the river! Read more
A family of volunteers at the 2022 Earth Day cleanup
DNR sues Minneapolis over riverfront development rules
A riverfront property owner wants to build a home right on the edge of the erosion-prone bluff, breaking the rules Minneapolis adopted to protect the river. But the city approved the plan anyway, setting a concerning precedent. Read more
Rendering of house development on river bluff
It's BAFF time: The deterrent MN needs to stop invasive carp
This legislative session, FMR is once again pursuing funding to install a deterrent at Lock and Dam 5 — but with a key difference from last year. Read more
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Our 2024 legislative priorities
It’s time to finish what we started. Here's what FMR will be working to accomplish at the Capitol this year. Read more
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Renewing the call for a federal river restoration program
A bill to create a place-based, whole-river program Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative Act was introduced in both the House and the Senate for the first time. Read more
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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
Applications due Friday, May 3 by 5 p.m.
Virtual and in-person
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area