Updates and Articles

How (and when) to use the critical period cutting method to remove invasive buckthorn
Step-by-step instructions for removing large buckthorn using this new, herbicide-free method. Read more
Person lops branches off of buckthorn stump
MDA unveils latest recipients of clean-water crops grants
These local businesses and organizations are getting an important financial boost as they work to support clean-water crops. Read more
Gloved hands hold a bag of winter camelina seeds. They are being poured into an unidentifiable, large, green piece of machinery.
ESI Youth Council efforts aid major legislative win
It was a big year for our high school youth council: advocacy, community engagement, planning, paddling and more. Check out this collection of reflections and photos from the council members. Read more
ESI council members stand in front of the state Capitol
We're hiring!
We're hiring! Check out our open positions: Individual Gifts Officer and Stewardship & Education Program Director. Read more
People in canoe on river with text, FMR is hiring!
We're hiring: Stewardship & Education Program Director
As we thank our prior director, we're looking for applicants by the end of July to manage this dynamic department. Read more
People canoeing on river, plus text: FMR is hiring! Stewardship & Education Program Director
Heron poetry book takes flight — all proceeds to FMR
A new poetry anthology honors one of the river's most iconic birds and benefits FMR.  Read more
Poetry book in front of the river
How FMR's priorities for the Mississippi River fared this session
We found success by looking for opportunities to move things forward in ways we maybe hadn’t considered from the outset. Read more
A collage of scenes showing FMR staff working on various legislative activities in and out of the Capitol building.
Photo gallery: A virtual tour of the Forever Green fields
Check out three crops already green in mid May: Kernza, perennial flax and pennycress. Read more
Trevor talks to River Guardians in a field of pennycress
For the 2nd straight year, a major victory for the Clean Water Fund
Ongoing efforts to address Minnesota’s most pressing water quality challenges and opportunities. Read more
A couple of paddlers in a canoe on the Mississippi River, seen from high above. The shore is lined with golden and red trees.
Welcome Alex, our new Stewardship & Education Program Associate
Alex will lead our storm drain stenciling and stream health evaluation initiatives. Read more
Alexandra Jabbarpour by the river


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights