Updates and Articles

It's time to find and replace lead drinking water lines
In Minnesota, 100,000 homes still have lead service lines. It's long past time for decision-makers to prioritize a fix. Read more
A drip of water falls from a metal tap, into a filling glass of water.
Activating youth leadership through water stewardship programming
Youth leaders at FMR hosted two educational events for our communities, sharpening their leadership skills and engaging other young people in water stewardship activities. Read more
Two people stand with storm drain stencil in front of Como Lake
Fishing for fishers: FMR supports a new study
Why is the fisher expanding its range to the southern part of the state, including the Twin Cities? Why is its population declining? FMR is partnering on a University of Minnesota study of this elusive member of the weasel family to help find out. Read more
Fisher climbing over log
Spring Lake Park Reserve
At Dakota County's Spring Lake Park Reserve along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, our oak forest and prairie restorations are home to more than 80 native plant species. Read more
Spring Lake Park Reserve wildflowers
Long fall? Extended prescribed burn season!
The lingering fall this year gave us the rare opportunity to implement a fall burn at our Hastings River Flats prairie restoration. Here's why we jumped at the chance. Read more
Prairie fire, prescribed burn at Hastings River Flats
Minnesota's new climate goals are a great start — now it's time to follow through
The Walz administration's recently released Climate Action Framework is laudable. Now it's time to translate the framework into action. Read more
A farmer standing on a patch of grass on the edge of cropland, looking down into a stream that runs alongside it.
River Learning Center: Latest design is better, but we still have questions
FMR had raised the alarm about initial design concepts that were grossly oversized for this unique riverfront site. Project planners listened to feedback and made significant changes, but questions linger. Read more
An overhead view of boats in the harbor at Watergate Marina.
Thank you for dreaming with us!
Thank you to over 250 river supporters who joined us for our first in-person fall gala in three years. Relive this inspiring night by checking out our event recap — photos of the gala, videos of our dreams and more. Read more
Fall gala 2022 pics
An avoidable tragedy: When lead rounds kill twice
The National Eagle Center considers lead to be the biggest current threat to bald eagles — and these tragedies are entirely preventable. Read more
A close-up of the head of a bald eagle, with a gloved hand holding it.
It's time: Comment on the lock & dam disposition study
Use this form to comment on the Army Corps' disposition study of two Twin Cities locks and dams. Read more
Image of Lock and Dam No. 1

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