Join us for Water Action Day 2019, a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water. Help #ProtectOurWater!
Local station CCX helped FMR celebrate our silver anniversary year.
FMR is turning 25! Throughout our silver anniversary, we're celebrating Twin Citians' connection to the metro Mississippi. Allow us to introduce the new River Story Map and 25 Special Places Map. >>
Adam Flett, FMR's stewardship and education program director and Betsy Daub, conservation director.
We are proud to announce Betsy Daub as our new director of land conservation, and Adam Flett as the director of our stewardship and outreach programming! >>
Bowing to pressure from ag groups, the Brown County Board of Commissioners in south-central Minnesota recently declined a free state program offering free private well testing for drinking water contamination. >>
Congratulations, Sen. Smith! (Above: Sen. Tina Smith in center, FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark on left, board member Deanna Weiner on right.)
What animals traveled though our yards and landscapes under the cover of night or even right under our noses. >>
We're incredibly grateful and delighted to report that our community of river advocates more than doubled in 2017!
River Guardians helped to save River Heights Park in Inver Grove Heights, rein in water quality rollbacks at the Capitol, worked for improved public access to the riverfront in North and Northeast Minneapolis and much more. Check out the 2017 best-of photos! >>
Last month's mystery view was a real stumper! No one guessed the location, but we know some of our volunteers have been there because we caught them on video planting oak trees. Watch it for inspiration (and to get the answer!) >>
"Whose View? From Where?" is going on hiatus in 2018 to make room for our special 25th-anniversary features.
Grown each fall and shed in the spring, the grouse's comb-like foot fringe acts like a snowshoe to help them walk on top of snow. (Photo courtesy of Mary Holland.)
In this month's Nature Notes: Oh, the surprising things that ruffed grouse have in common with snowshoe hares and aspen trees. >>
We use salt to manage snow and ice in Minnesota, but too much can irreparably harm our lakes and streams. It's time for Minnesota to go on a low-salt diet. (Photo Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.)
Just 1 teaspoon of salt is enough to permanently pollute 5 gallons of water. Chloride pollution to Minnesota’s waters has made headlines recently, and it's time for new strategies to protect our water. Learn how you can help, both long-term and this winter as you shovel (or sweep!) your walk. >>