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Miss Shannan Paul

We're thrilled to partner with Miss Shannan Paul to emcee An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: Our Storied River on October 1. Her infectious personality and knack for comedic social commentary are sure to keep you — our virtual guests — entertained. You won't want to miss it!  >>

August 2020

The Minnesota Supreme Court made headlines as it acted to protect not only the metro's second-largest lake but Minnesotans' ability to sue a state agency based on its cumulative environmental impact. >>

 

August 2020

A record catch of invasive carp in the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota has raised concerns about the species' spread upriver. How is Minnesota responding?  >>

August 2020

This year, FMR is embarking on a new partnership with the Lower Phalen Creek Project, an indigenous-led organization working to engage the community in honoring and caring for natural areas and their sacred and cultural importance. Along with LPCP and St. Paul Parks and Recreation, we're updating an outdated management plan for the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary to ensure healthy habitat with a special focus on culturally important plant species and restoration techniques that better represent and honor the site's history and its ongoing importance to Dakota people.  >>

August 2020

A smaller-than-average Gulf of Mexico dead zone is cause for celebration — isn't it?  >>

August 2020

This summer, we did something a little different than our usual call for river photo-inspired prose and poetry. We asked you to literally write love letters of memories or gratitude to the river. The heartfelt letters we received reflect deep appreciation for how the river continually gives. Here's a selection.  >>

August 2020

Fiona, a summer Youth Empowerment Program participant, wants you to get involved in legislative action for clean water and the environment. Here's her account of the impact of recent environmental legislation, the possibility for critical change this year and in the future, and how you can influence policy.  >>

July 2020
FMR volunteer works at Crosby during a restoration outing while wearing a mask and socially distancing

Join us online or for a socially-distanced outing this fall!

We're adapting educational offerings and group outings during this unique back-to-school season. Learn about our live virtual presentations, outdoor activities and online curriculum available through the fall.  >>

July 2020

We've written a lot about how anglers can help our waters and wildlife by avoiding lead tackle. But another key action is disposing of fishing line responsibly. Jonathan, a Youth Empowerment Program participant this summer and avid fisher, built and installed a PVC fishing line receptacle at Hidden Falls Park. He's also got some tips for dealing with fishing line.  >>

July 2020
Students work at Phalen wetlands to help keep it healthy

Students from Community of Peace Academy help keep wetlands clean and healthy by removing trash and garlic mustard in the wetlands of Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

Discover the different types of wetlands in Minnesota and why they're so important to the health of our river and environment in our newest online lesson (one of four) complete with videos, optional outdoor activities and teachers' curriculum. >>

July 2020

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