Ashley O'Neill Prado

Ashley O'Neill Prado of Friends of the Mississippi River

(former) Youth Coordinator

Please note, Ashley is no longer with FMR. Learn more about our current staff.

Professional Bio

Ashley became our Administrative Assistant in September of 2019, our Programs Assistant in February of 2020, and our Youth Coordinator in March of 2021.

They graduated from Vassar College with degrees in environmental studies and biology. Previously, they served as a member of the Minneapolis Southside Green Zones Council and the programs coordinator for Tamales y Bicicletas Urban Farm. 

FMR Role

Ashley manages the office for all FMR staff and makes sure everyone has what they need to be successful in their roles. They also organize our board meetings and staff gatherings. As the Programs Assistant, Ashley facilitates the FMR stenciling program and assists the Outreach and Stewardship Team with other youth and public programming.

Personal Details

Ashley grew up around the east and west sides of the Twin Cities metro area and became interested in food and environmental justice through their love of biology and the outdoors. In their free time, Ashley is a musician, cyclist, and wild foods forager who enjoys cooking and countless other crafts and hobbies.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee SNA, Hastings
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis
Giveback Days all Sept. + visit FMR in-store Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Orvis - Miracle Mile, St. Louis Park
Ole Olson prairie, Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline

Celebrate 30 years of FMR!

For our 30th anniversary, our wish is for you to join us in restoring, protecting and enhancing the Mississippi River.