Updates and Articles

Fall yard cleanup: 5 ways to help protect the river
What should you do with fallen leaves? And is fall a good time to fertilize the lawn? Read more
Fall leaf pile
What you need to know about the Army Corps' studies of Twin Cities locks and dams
What will happen to metro locks and dams? Here's a rundown of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disposition study process and timeline, the scenarios under consideration, plus ways you can shape the river's future. Read more
The case for and against lock and dam removal
Removing two metro locks and dams would reconnect 39 miles of river through the Mississippi's only gorge, which is in the heart of the Twin Cities. But is dam removal the best scenario for our metro river? Here's what we need to consider. Read more
Drawdown
FMR among 150+ groups pushing for 'transformative' Farm Bill
Congress is set to reauthorize this industry-shaping legislation in 2023. Read more
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Take our advocacy survey
Take our 5-minute survey to help shape FMR's advocacy engagement in the coming year and let us know how you want to plug in. Read more
Video: How we protect land — The story of Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area
Watch our new video to experience the stunning landscape of Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area habitat corridor from a bird's-eye view and hear the story of its protection. Read more
River aerial view from Pine Bend
"Is it good or bad?" Rethinking language around invasive species
A deep dive into the term "invasive species" — species that spread rapidly, or species out of place — plus how we can revise the value judgments we place on them. Read more
Meet our Twin Cities locks and dams
See a map of our three Twin Cities locks and dams, a timeline of when and why they were built, and find out why we may not need them anymore. Read more
All three Twin Cities locks and dams
Congrats to our 2022 ESI summer intensive fellows!
We doubled the size of our summer intensive program for high school-aged youth this year. Find out what our fellows explored and learned, read two reflections on the program and see their final projects. Read more
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