Updates

Image of Lock and Dam No. 1
Land Use & Planning
September 22, 2022
Use this form to comment on the Army Corps' disposition study of two Twin Cities locks and dams.Read more.
Lower St. Anthony Falls and downtown Minneapolis skyline, illustrated with more riverbank
Land Use & Planning
November 20, 2022
How would the removal of Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock & Dam No. 1 change the river? Compare renderings of the metro Mississippi after dam removal with present-day photos.Read more.
Artist Graci Horne with the completed mural
Stewardship & Education
November 7, 2022
FMR worked with artist Graci Horne this year to create a water quality mural at Lake Phalen: a youth-inspired design showing the hydrogen cycle through life connected by water — Dakota floral, wild rice, animals — up through the atmosphere.Read more.
Prairie fire, prescribed burn at Hastings River Flats
Conservation
October 7, 2022
The lingering fall this year gave us the rare opportunity to implement a fall burn at our Hastings River Flats prairie restoration. Here's why we jumped at the chance.Read more.
Franklin Avenue Bridge and Mississippi River
Water & Legislative
November 8, 2022
Could the Mississippi River refill the Southwest's freshwater reserves? A recent study says the idea of a diversion pipeline doesn't hold water.Read more.

OUR STRETCH OF THE RIVER