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ESI guest post: PFAS in Minnesota and impacts on east metro drinking water
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Alecia Jendro who researched the history of 3M's PFAS disposal in the East Metro, the resulting health and environmental impacts, and what's being done about it now. Read more
Making clean-water crops a reality on the landscape
These emerging crops can help heal the river while also supporting farmers and rural communities. Read more
A side-by-side showing a field of green Kernza on the left, and a bare, brown field of soybeans on the right. Both photos were taken on the same day.
ESI guest post: The nitrogen cycle and how it affects different organisms
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Spencer who created a video exploring the nitrogen cycle and the health of aquariums and how that compares to the Mississippi River. Read more
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What do you dream for the river?

The theme for our fall gala this year is The River Dreams. Get a preview of our speakers and their dreams for the river, then tell us yours!  >>

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The River Dreams, speakers, and river images
ESI guest post: Agriculture and the Upper Mississippi
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellows Joseph and Peter who researched the impact of agriculture on water quality and what we can do about pollution from excess fertilizers. Read more
ESI guest post: What is the Upper Harbor Terminal Project?
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Lucy Keenan who created an infographic explaining the redevelopment project at North Minneapolis's Upper Harbor Terminal. Read more
Protecting the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Protecting and extending one of Minnesota's bedrock environmental funding sources is a top priority for FMR. Read more
A blue and golden sky as the sun sets over the Mississippi River in Minneiska, Minnesota.
2022 Gulf dead zone smaller than last year, would still cover entire Twin Cities metro
The life-smothering "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than scientists had forecast earlier in 2022, but remains significantly large. Read more
A white fishing boat along the shore of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.The water and sky are both a dark blue.
How the Inflation Reduction Act could impact the Mississippi River
By now, you've seen the headlines: A stunning compromise on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will invest nearly $370 billion in new spending on climate change and energy security programs over the next 10 years. What does this mean for the river? Read more

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