Updates and Articles

Senior Ecologist Karen Schik retires after 23 years with FMR
FMR's senior ecologist Karen Schik's hard work helped protect and restore thousands of acres of important river habitat while strengthening community connections. Thank you, Karen! Read more
Karen Schik, smiling for the camera in front of the Mississippi River.
Is the Minneapolis 2040 plan good for the environment? Yes.
The plan's many environmental policies, including denser housing, are crucial responses to climate change. Here's why. Read more
The Minneapolis skyline, reflective against the orange evening sky with the Mississippi River in the foreground.
ESI guest post: Environmental Racism in the Twin Cities: Pathways to Justice
ESI assistant Riya created an interactive website to showcase youth voices and other perspectives on the past, present and future of environmental injustice in the Twin Cities. Read more
Riya Stebleton by a garden
Latest storm drain mural gives clear message: just water, no waste
Our 2023 mural for water quality celebrates the metro river with vibrant color and a clear message. Visit the new mural at the scenic overlook along the Mississippi River Gorge in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood. Read more
Colorful storm drain mural with text: Just water — no waste
Thank you, summer 2023 interns!
Our summer interns supported FMR's conservation and education work, from bird, plant and monarch surveys to summer youth program facilitation. Here are their reflections and highlights. Read more
Annika in prairie, Ivy working on art, Riya by flowers, Brandon ice fishing, Holly in autumn woods
ESI guest post: Invasive zebra mussels
ESI fellows Alaia, Camille and Amani looked into invasive zebra mussels and control methods. Read more
Alaia, Camille and Amani
ESI guest post: Water pollution teach-in and cleanup
ESI fellows Kaia Frazier, Alecia Jendro and Seri Sanches took action on water pollution by hosting a cleanup and creating educational materials. Read more
Kaia Frazier, Alecia Jendro and Seri Sanches
ESI guest post: Traditional Ecological Knowledge
ESI fellow Emilia turned to two restoration specialists and stewards to learn more about Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Read more
Emilia Gusdal
ESI guest post: A sustainable agriculture zine
ESI fellow Lucy dug in at two organic farms to research sustainable agriculture and create this info zine. Read more
Lucy
ESI guest post: Line 3 and Line 5 — effects on Indigenous people, native food and water
What are the potential impacts of these pipelines? ESI fellow Norijah investigated through interviews and research. Read more
Norijah

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