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In 2018, we started a three-year research project at Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area to find out which methods of buckthorn control best protect and encourage native plants. And now the results are in!  >>

March 2022

Salt pollution is a serious issue for our waters. Sign the petition to let legislators know that you support both safe communities and a healthier river.  >>

March 2022

A pair of bills have been introduced in the Legislature that could undermine local aquifer levels and undercut one of Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws: the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.  >>

March 2022

Our ecologists actively restore and maintain habitat at more than 30 sites across the metro region. But we're always looking for additional projects that can support wildlife, protect our water and increase climate resilience. In 2021, we added five new restoration projects totaling 273 acres to our restoration portfolio.  >>

March 2022

Two bills proposing investments in clean-water crops are already making their way through important committees at the Legislature with support from both sides of the aisle.  >>

March 2022

We're back at the river gorge for the annual Earth Day cleanup! Join us on April 23 or mark your calendar for our other spring events.  >>

March 2022

FMR is excited to announce the hiring of Laura Domyancich-Lee, FMR’s new ecologist.  >>

March 2022
Prairie at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

Beside riverfront railroads and beneath blufftop Dakota burial mounds, this St. Paul natural area is a sacred place. We're partnering with Native-led Lower Phalen Creek Project to restore its habitat with culturally important practices and plants to better honor the site's history and ongoing importance to Dakota people.

Beside riverfront railroads and beneath blufftop Dakota burial mounds, this St. Paul natural area is a sacred place. We're partnering with Native-led Lower Phalen Creek Project to restore its habitat with culturally important practices and plants to better honor the site's history and ongoing importance to Dakota people.  >>

March 2022
Whitney smiling by the river

This January, we celebrated Executive Director Whitney Clark's 25th anniversary here at FMR. In a recent Mill City Times interview, Whitney reflected on his beginnings.  >>

February 2022

FMR is searching for qualified mentors for our Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI), our summer program for high school-aged youth. Both STEM and arts professionals are encouraged to apply. >>

February 2022

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