Updates and Articles

Lawmakers approve $1M to shed light on St. Anthony Falls’ hidden hazard, the cutoff wall
We'll soon know a lot more about one of the state's most crucial, but overlooked, pieces of infrastructure: the hidden cutoff wall underneath St. Anthony Falls. Read more
St. Anthony Falls during spring high waters
A win for clean-water crops and a sustainable agricultural economy
Clean-water crops saw more support than ever at the Capitol this session. Read more
A bright, golden-yellow flower in the foreground, with the shapes of people evident in the background. They are standing in a field.
What our spring flood means for Ford Area C
We've been waiting for a river flood to gather more information about the hazards posted by Ford Motor Company's floodplain dumpsite in St. Paul, known as Area C. This year, we'll have new data (and a special tour for our River Guardians). Read more
High water at Ford dam
Minnesota takes a giant leap toward clean drinking water for all
An estimated 100,000-plus lead service lines are still in use in Minnesota. This bill will help replace a significant percentage of them. Read more
A hand holding a glass up to a running faucet. Water is filling the glass.
Welcome to four new FMR staff
This spring we're excited to introduce you to four new staff who will work with our youth programs, events, restoration projects and pollinator research. Read more
Julia, Leah, Carrie, Sov
Celebrating the Water Knowledge Network
FMR debuted our Water Knowledge Network last summer to share community knowledge about water and love for water, while building skills for youth and adults to care for our watershed. Here's what we learned. Read more
People circled in community garden
FMR joins environmental group's petition for clean drinking water in SE Minnesota
Nitrate levels in private and public wells are endangering drinking water for southeastern Minnesotans. We've signed on to a petition to urge the EPA to take action. Read more
Person holding drinking water in Kernza field
Action Alert: Tell legislators to support FMR's priorities for the river
The time is now. Tell lawmakers to take action for the river by supporting FMR's priorities this legislative session. Read more
The Capitol building in St. Paul, set against a cloudy sky. Text says "#MNLEG 2023"
Where we work: Vermillion River Linear Park
Located along the Vermillion River and the Greenway trail in Hastings, this park's connection to the river and historical roots as a prairie have led us to work with local students and partners to restore its diverse habitats. Read more
Coneflowers on a prairie
Must-see FMR spring birding sites along the river
Enjoy the wonder of spring migration season with a visit to some of FMR's top Mississippi River flyway restoration sites. Read more
A singing common yellowthroat grips a thorny branch.

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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