From the bluff at River Oaks Park in Cottage Grove, one of the most stunning views of the Mississippi.
Recent MPR news coverage examines the costs of nitrate contamination in drinking water in small, rural communities — those least able to afford treatment costs. >>
Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic pollution, are the subject of recent New York Times and National Public Radio articles that explore the sources and consequences of ubiquitous microplastic pollution. >>
When born, baby snapping turtles are smaller than a half dollar. (Photo by Mike Krivit)
Our wildlife cameras caught baby snapping turtles hatching in peace thanks to our new wildlife nest enclosure at Spring Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area. >>
FMR is beginning restoration and enhancement of the natural areas on the north half of Nicollet Island. Photo by MWMO.
After almost two years of planning, FMR is embarking on our Nicollet Island habitat restoration project designed to enhance wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality. >>
Jennifer Hadley (left) our new database coordinator and Ellen Rogers (right), FMR's communications associate.
Meet our new data coordinator Jen Hadley and communications associate Ellen Rogers. >>
As summer turns to fall, Twin Cities communities throughout the metro are moving fast to wrap up their draft plans for land use and development along their local riverfront.
Hastings and St. Paul Park — two cities with an abundance of high quality riverine habitat — are accepting comments through the end of November and December, respectively. Several other cities want public comments submitted before the end of September. >>
Pig's Eye is a favorite spot in our local flyway for pelicans. (Photo by Monica Bryand for Great River Passage.)
A railroad expansion proposal threatens planned community trails that would connect Pig’s Eye and Eagle Lakes in St. Paul’s largest park. >>
Come early to City House or Red River Kitchen to grab a seat on the patio. (Photo from Red River Kitchen)