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Ashley O'Neill Prado

Thank you, 2021 storm drain stenciling volunteers!

Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, we exceeded our storm drain stenciling goals for 2021 despite our second season of COVID-19. Together, neighbors, classrooms, sports teams, girl scouts, churches and local businesses stenciled 1,615 storm drains in the Twin Cities and shared 2,529 flyers with community members to spread the word about why it's so important to keep our storm drains clean.  >>

November 8

Thank you, youth river stewards!

Four youth volunteers stand in a wooded area holding a large buckthorn branch.

This fall, Farmington High School Honors Society masked up and removed buckthorn at Rambling River Park. Metro youth contributed 142 hours to making way for habitat this year.

Despite COVID-19, we engaged hundreds of youth as active stewards and students of the river in 2020.  >>

November 3

Meet FMR's 2020 Youth Empowerment Program assistants

Ayva and Naomi

Ayva and Naomi, part of last year's inaugural Youth Empowerment Program group, will be this year's assistants.

Summer program assistants Ayva Sloo and Naomi Nickel share how their Minnesotan roots and last year's Youth Empowerment Program have impacted their career aspirations and connection to local environmental issues.  >>