Updates and Articles

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
The river as teacher: A preview of our paddling-centered summer youth program
We're intentionally developing our ESI summer programming to better help youth know, feel and care for the Mississippi River. Here's how we hope to facilitate deeper connections. Read more
ESI members in canoe on 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
As session ends, new pathway opens for clean-water crops
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
A farmer drives a combine harvester over a field of Kernza. Text over the image says "MNLEG 2024"
Lower-carbon transportation bill slowed by legislative headwinds
A Clean Transportation Standard might be one of FMR’s most ambitious — and important — legislative goals. Read more
A hand puts a charging plug into an electric vehicle. Text says "MN Leg 2024"
Where we work: Seidl's Lake Park
A former orchard, sheep and dairy farm, and swimming hole tucked into a corner of both South Saint Paul and Inver Grove Heights, this city park's wooded hillsides are now transforming into a pocket of much-needed habitat within the urban landscape. Read more
Seidl's Lake, blue surrounded by green forest


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul