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New York Times spotlights U of M's clean-water crops

The New York Times, as part of its series on "Visionaries" across the country, wrote about the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Donald Wyse and his leading work to develop new, commercially viable clean-water crops.  >>

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A person's boots standing in the middle of green crops.
Meet our new staff!

Thanks to our supporters and funders, we've expanded! We're excited to introduce five new staff members.  >>

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FMR staff photo by the river
FMR welcomes Dr. Kate Knuth and Aubre Parsons to our board of directors

We're thrilled to welcome two new members to our board of directors this spring.  >>

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Dr. Kate Knuth and Aubre Parsons
Join us for lock and dam focus-group tours this summer

We're about to begin a big study to consider the future of two locks and dams in the heart of the Twin Cities.

We're co-hosting free bike, kayak, boat cruise and walking tours this summer to help community members learn more about the future possibilities for our metro river. >>

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What we accomplished together in 2021: FMR's annual report

Celebrate the impactful work you made possible in our 2021 digital annual report.  >>

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River gorge in fall
Where we work: Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary / Wakáŋ Tipi
Beside riverfront railroads and beneath blufftop Dakota burial mounds, this St. Paul natural area is a sacred place. We're partnering with Native-led Lower Phalen Creek Project to restore its habitat with culturally important practices and plants. Read more
Mississippi named one of the 'most endangered rivers' in the US

As covered by MPR News, WCCO and other media outlets, the Mississippi River made the list of "America’s Most Endangered Rivers" this week. But a proposed federal program — championed by Friends of the Mississippi River and many others — has the potential to turn that designation around.  >>

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Action Alert: Support our top state legislative priority, funding for clean-water crops [CLOSED]

FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are each included in the wide-ranging agriculture omnibus packages. The Minnesota House and Senate will vote on these packages soon — please take a moment to send a quick message in support of these programs. >>

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Where we work: Ole Olson Park
This former railyard is now a restored prairie on the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis. Along with the pollinator demonstration garden, Ole Olson Park adds vital habitat to our urban corridor and a beautiful riverfront spot for residents. Read more
Where FMR's priorities stand at the Legislature

FMR entered this unique 2022 legislative session with a slate of clear priorities. After a week-long break, lawmakers are heading back to the state capitol for the final legislative push. Now is a great time to take stock and take action. >>

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