One of FMR’s top priorities this legislative session is investing in Minnesota’s water infrastructure. That’s why we’re asking Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to help #FixThePipesMN — and why we’re so pleased that Walz proposed $200 million in water infrastructure investment through the bonding bill this session. >>
The industrial uses that once dominated the northern half of Nicollet Island have given way to a mix of homes, trails and a beloved park where we're restoring pockets of prairie and a forest of maples and climate-adapted tree species — vital habitat for the downtown Minneapolis river corridor. >>
The new Minnesota Legislature convenes again at the end of January. Sign up to be a River Guardian, and we'll let you know how to take action when threats and opportunities arise for the river.
Minnesota's 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 31. Here's what to expect and a rundown of FMR's top priorities this session. >>
On January 7, FMR was one of eight environmental organizations (led by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy) that provided comments to the State of Minnesota on the state's 2022 Impaired Waters List on behalf of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. We focused on three key pollutants: sulfate (in wild rice waters), "forever chemicals" and nitrate contamination. Here's our letter. >>
You may have seen stories in the news about the future of the Twin Cities' locks and dams on the Mississippi River, but it can be tough to get the full picture.
Learn why we support keeping one but look forward to exploring the potential removal of two local locks and dams, and sign up to receive updates. >>
Gabe Holmes is our new Data Manager, succeeding Jen Hadley.
We're excited to introduce Gabe Holmes as the newest member of our Communications department. >>
On January 5, FMR was one of 22 organizations that delivered a letter to the Walz administration detailing our position on the state's proposed clean fuel standard rulemaking process. Here's our letter, which outlines principles that will keep any clean fuel standard true to its name. >>
We're excited to share that former FMR Ecologist Alex Roth is our new conservation director. (Photo: Dodd Demas for FMR)
FMR is very pleased to welcome a familiar face to a different role in the organization. Beginning this month, our former ecologist Alex Roth assumes the duties of conservation director, leading FMR's Land Conservation department. >>
We're grateful to our fall 2021 interns: Stewardship & Education program intern Megan Daniluk (left), Land Conservation intern Nick Jacobson (center), and Finance department intern Owen Campbell (right).
Our fall interns installed a new pollinator garden with J.J. Hill Montessori school, created a strategic conservation map and database to aid our land protection efforts, and explored more efficient methods for analyzing and tracking our gifts and grants. >>