Invest in your river: Join the Mississippi Riverkeepers!

FMR honors donors who provide $1,000 or more in annual operating contributions as members of the Mississippi Riverkeepers recognition circle.

These donors ensure the success of FMR's more than 25-year mission to "protect-restore-enhance" our treasured Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region. 

Riverkeepers enjoy special benefits at various giving levels, including the satisfaction that their gift is used to realize practical solutions to improve local water quality, protect and restore critical land and habitat, and enhance the beauty of the river for all of us today and for generations to come.

Giving levels

$1,000 - $2,499 River Enthusiast
$2,500 - $4,999 River Enhancer
$5,000 - $9,999 River Guardian
$10,000 - $14,999 River Protector
$15,000 - $19,999 River Defender
$20,000+ River Conservationist


Mississippi Riverkeepers are eligible for various benefits at the different giving levels. Benefits may include gift memberships for family and friends, a birdwatching outing with an FMR ecologist, a paddle excursion on the river with FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark, a native planting consultation with an FMR ecologist for your yard, or lunch with FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark to discuss the river issues and updates most important to you. 

Donate a thousand dollars or more to become a Mississippi Riverkeeper! Contact Tessa Enroth at or 651-222-2193 x22 to learn more about the benefits of interest to you. 

Join the Mississippi Riverkeepers

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID #41-1763226, which means your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul