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Have you seen a coyote or fox on your Twin Cities property? If so, let us know if you'd be willing to let our research partners capture and collar these animals! It will help us understand how they're adapting to urban areas, and inform our habitat management strategies for these species. >>

October 2019

The state’s sudden closure of the troubled Water Gremlin facility (known for producing lead fishing sinkers and battery terminals) casts new light on a little-discussed risk of lead products: “take-home lead.”  >>

October 2019

This summer we found the Minnesota state bee at one of our restoration sites. Why is that newsworthy?  >>

October 2019

We're not the only region working to stem nitrogen pollution. Scientists are calling on the United Nations to focus on this serious issue worldwide.  >>

October 2019

As fall hunting season arrives, lead shot and tackle is once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Why? Because lead rounds can kill twice.  >>

October 2019

Daurius Mikroberts, one of FMR's 2019 summer ecology interns, reflects on a summer monitoring birds, pollinators, turtles and native plants at FMR restoration sites. Despite the mosquitoes, Daurius says the internship was "one of the best ways I’ve ever spent a summer."  >>

October 2019

We didn't pay MPR to write that headline, but it's exactly the message we want people to understand. >>

October 2019

At this field season's volunteer events, we handed out invasive species collector's cards as a guide (and a thank you) for our intrepid, invasive-busting volunteers. Now that the field season is drawing to a close, we're sharing them with everybody.  >>

October 2019
Nick Spitzer and Jearlyn Steele

Keynote speaker Nick Spitzer and emcee Jearlyn Steele. (Photo by Anna Botz)

If you want to relive our fall event (or in case you missed it), we made this collection for you. See all GIFs from our photo booth. Find a playlist of river songs that our keynote speaker Nick Spitzer from American Routes presented. Take a tour of our work from the eyes of a heron. Read stories of river connection from our members and friends. See photos of our 200+ attendees coming together to protect and restore our river. >>

October 2019
Ashley and Amy

As summer shifted to fall, we welcomed a new administrative assistant Ashley O'Neill Prado. And Sophie Downey stepped into a new volunteer and outreach coordinator role as we bid farewell to our long-time volunteer coordinator Amy Kilgore.  >>

October 2019

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