An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion, Harriet Island Regional Park, St. Paul
We're excited to host the fall fundraiser on the river in downtown St. Paul.
Join us for the Big River's biggest night, Thursday, September 28, 5:30-8:30 pm. 

Join us to celebrate the Mississippi in the midst of its fall splendor. From our beautiful venue on the river, we'll toast to you and the recent successes you made possible. Funds raised through this event conserve the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.

Guests will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Dorceta Taylor, one of the country's preeminent environmental justice scholars. Dr. Taylor, who says her work is about opening doors for other people by making the environmental movement more diverse, will talk about the intersection of environmental history, politics and justice, and what we can all do to make our special, natural places more inclusive. 

Additionally, the evening will feature:
• An entertaining river-themed live auction
• Hearty, local fare from Birchwood Cafe 
• Live music from The Davu Seru Trio featuring Bryan Nichols and Chris Bates

Tickets & Sponsorship

Tickets will become available in July. In the meantime, you can ensure you have a seat at the event by signing on as a host or sponsor! 
• Learn more about becoming a host.
• Learn more about becoming a sponsor

If you can't join us, but would like to support the event and FMR, donate online.                         

Questions? Contact Sara DeKok at 651-222-2193 x20 or

“We need to look at how equity, justice, injustice plays in the nexus of the natural environment, the built environment, future environments.” -- Dr. Dorceta Taylor