Updates

The dome of the Minnesota Capitol building, seen in front of an evening blue sky. Text says "MNLEG 2024."
Water & Legislative, Land Use & Planning
February 9, 2024
It’s time to finish what we started. Here's what FMR will be working to accomplish at the Capitol this year.Read more.
A hand prods at the bare dirt, prepping for a seed planting. Text says "Putting Down Roots: Analyzing the economic and environmental benefits of  continuous living cover for MN’s farmers, water and climate"
Water & Legislative
January 19, 2024
The report, which measures the environmental impact of crops that provide continuous living cover, was produced by FMR, Ecotone Analytics and the Forever Green Partnership. Read more.
Vermillion River flows through reed canary grass
Conservation
January 25, 2024
Invasive reed canary grass forms dense monocultures in many wetlands across the Upper Midwest, but we're experimenting with ways to give native wetland plants a better foothold. Read more.
Silver carp jumping behind motor in waterway
Land Use & Planning
February 5, 2024
The Minnesota DNR recently released its updated Invasive Carp Action Plan. We think the plan is mostly good, but we'd like to see more urgency in one key area.Read more.
Great blue heron flying over water
Water & Legislative
February 8, 2024
A bill to create a place-based, whole-river program Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative Act was introduced in both the House and the Senate for the first time.Read more.

OUR STRETCH OF THE RIVER

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
Applications due Friday, May 3 by 5 p.m.
Virtual and in-person
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area