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The Forever Green Initiative is at an inflection point, making funding for progress on clean-water crops crucial this cycle. So far, legislation has advanced through key agricultural committees in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. What's next?  >>

March 2021

Last November's projected state budget deficit turned into a projected $1.6 billion surplus. What does that mean for clean water, soil health and other environmental issues this legislative session?  >>

March 2021
Harding High School Earth Club

Whether you're a young person, an educator, or a group leader of youth, we want to work with you! (Note: Waders should be worn with a belt for safety.)

Looking for ways to get outdoors or engage in a fun educational activity for the river? FMR offers a variety of free virtual and in-person education and volunteer opportunities for K-12 groups and individual youth in the greater Twin Cities metro area.  >>

February 2021

In a major win for conservation and water quality this legislative session, funding for the state’s flagship land protection program now has bipartisan support.  >>

February 2021

In recent weeks, the Army Corps declared its intention to seek a new owner for the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock — a risky plan that could put the future of our river and the water supply for a million Twin Cities residents — into the hands of a private corporation. Join us in advocating for a path forward that protects the public's interest and creates public access.  >>

February 2021

Storing greenhouse gases in cropland soils is all the rage these days, as Fortune 500 companies, conservation initiatives and even the Biden administration seek to reward farmers for sequestering carbon beneath our feet. But how sound is this approach? We pulled together some of the latest news about no-till farming, cover crops and how effectively these practices sequester carbon.  >>

February 2021
Ashley, Kate

Ashley O'Neill Prado (left) will be our new youth coordinator in March, after Kate Clayton (right) steps away from the role. (Kate's photo by Dodd Demas)

Longtime youth coordinator Kate Clayton recently stepped down from her position after more than seven years of service to FMR. She leaves a legacy of inspiring many thousands of youth, volunteers and educators, and equipping them with knowledge and skills to enhance and protect our river and watershed. Ashley O'Neill Prado will be promoted to youth coordinator in March.  >>

February 2021

Inspired by the season, this winter's insightful writing reflects a strong sense of place, vivid imagery and intimate connections with our ice-covered Mississippi River.  >>

February 2021

In the past few years, news of the decline of insect populations has raised alarm bells. Experts say the world is losing around 1 to 2 percent of its insects each year. By now, most people know pollinators are vital to making about a third of our food supply. But what about all the other insects — does this overall population decrease matter?  >>

January 2021

Community advocates recently secured a big victory: Minneapolis leaders committed to an environmental review of its riverfront Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment plan before voting on the project.  >>

January 2021

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