Updates and Articles

Watch: FMR testifies in support of cutoff wall study bill
A hidden wall underneath the Mississippi River helps hold up St. Anthony Falls and the surrounding fragile geology. We don't know the condition or ownership status of this "orphan hazard" structure. Read more
A close-up photo looking across St. Anthony Falls, as water rushes over the concrete apron and churns the river below.
FMR's invasive carp barrier bill secures crucial first hearing
Invasive carp are on the doorstep of Lake Pepin, the St. Croix River watershed, the Minnesota River watershed and other waterways. Read more
A lone invasive carp is in the foreground, leaping high out of the water, with an out-of-focus research boat blurred in the background.
Got scat? The next phase of the coyote and fox project
How are wild canids adapting to urban areas? FMR supporters have been helping researchers find out. Hear about how to get involved in two new community science initiatives with the Twin Cities Coyote and Fox Project. Read more
Coyote standing atop inactive railroad tracks.
How River Guardians helped us reach a clean-water crops milestone
The official launch of this market development grant program is the culmination of a yearlong effort. Read more
Two packets of food snacks made with clean-water crops sit on a table in the foreground. In the blurred background, you can make out warehouse shelves and individuals talking.
We're hiring!
Join FMR's Stewardship & Education team! Read more
Environmental Stewardship Institute fellows in canoe on river.
Where to buy food, drinks made with clean-water crops
You can support the continued development of clean-water crops by enjoying these food and drink products. Read more
Cans of Kernza beer, a package of hazelnuts and a bag of Kernza flour on a table.
Farewell Sophie Downey!
After five years of service, FMR's outreach and volunteer coordinator Sophie Downey is moving on. Sophie's hard work and efforts brought thousands of metro residents to natural areas to help restore habitat and strengthen community connections. Read more
Sophie Downey smiling for the camera while standing in front of the Mississippi River.
Clean-water crops clear final hurdle before budget talks
Clean-water crops received bipartisan support last year. FMR hopes to keep the momentum going this session. Read more
A row of very tall, leafy green crops is seen from a low angle. The sky behind is blue.
Why FMR is working on a Clean Transportation Standard
A Clean Transportation Standard could dramatically impact water quality, agriculture and economic justice statewide. Read more
The tire of an electric car can be seen in the foreground, with an electric vehicle charging station visible in the background.
Where we work: Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area
A 220-acre protected riverfront stretch in Cottage Grove, Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area offers vast views of the river valley and is home to a rare dry prairie that supports an immense diversity of plants, birds and other wildlife. Read more
Volunteers walk up hill at Grey Cloud Dunes


Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
Applications due Fri, May 5 - 5 pm
Virtual and in-person