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ESI guest post: Informational zebra mussel workshop for kids
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellows Abby Peters, Miranda Micko and Anika Hanson who created an interactive educational opportunity for youth to learn about zebra mussels and their effects on water quality. Read more
Abby Peters,Miranda Micko,  Anika Hanson
ESI guest post: A look at Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Amani Armstrong-Morrow who researched the impacts of purple loosestrife, an invasive plant here in Minnesota, and offered solutions for slowing its spread. Read more
ESI guest post: Touring Lock and Dam No. 1
FMR's Environmental Stewardship Institute fellows toured the Ford Dam to learn about the potential for dam removal. Here's ESI Assistant Ivy Song's recap. Read more
Environmental Stewardship Institute fellows in park
Stream Health Evaluation Program starts its 16th year

Dedicated volunteers have been monitoring stream health in the Rice Creek Watershed District since 2006. Their findings, presented to decision-makers each year, helps determine the watershed's future and shape policy to protect streams. Find out more and consider joining us as we get ready for the 2022 season.  >>

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Time is running out to stop invasive carp

This spring a silver carp was recorded swimming 35 miles up Minnesota's Mississippi River in a single day. Across the state our news outlets helped highlight what's at risk for our waterways and why we need the DNR to act with more urgency.  >>

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Can St. Paul's River Learning Center project get back on track?

We've long supported the goal of creating a River Learning Center in St. Paul's Crosby Farm Regional Park. Recent design concepts for the center, however, seemed to disregard community input and riverfront development regulations. Here's how we've responded and what we hope to see happen next.  >>

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Think twice before removing that thistle

Not all thistles are invasive in Minnesota. Here's how you can tell if you're looking at one of our five native thistle species and why you should leave those species in the ground.  >>

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Regarding Roe v. Wade

FMR is proud to announce that at its meeting on June 29, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution (below) to support comprehensive, voluntary and equitable reproductive health care for all. We are committed to both environmental and reproductive justice.

“Civic institutions should not remain silent on issues that so profoundly affect our fundamental human rights and have such a disproportionate, inequitable impact,” said FMR Board member Nou Yang. “Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment, free to make decisions about their own bodies and health." >>

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FMR supports reproductive health care choices
Where we work: South Branch Vermillion River Aquatic Management Area
Located along a newly re-meandered stretch of the South Branch of the Vermillion River, this 24-acre woodland-turned-savanna is now a showcase for successful savanna restoration. Read more
Where to buy food, drinks made with clean-water crops

We've talked a lot about the environmental and economic promise of crops being developed by the Forever Green Initiative. But some of these crops also make pretty darn tasty treats.  >>

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