In the Media

FMR is proud to serve as the voice for the Mississippi River and the people who care about it — at the Capitol, in our communities and in the media. Many thanks to the reporters who take the time to cover important river issues.

Pioneer Press ― March 16, 2016
St. Paul shoring up its rugged bluffside in Lilydale Regional Park
Star Tribune ― February 24, 2016
by J. Patrick Coolican and Josephine Marcotty
Pioneer Press ― February 18, 2016
by Christopher Magan
FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark lays out our hopes and goals for Minnesota's first Governor's Water Summit.
Star Tribune ― February 13, 2016
by Josephine Marcotty
Only about one-third of the streams in Minnesota’s farming regions will get the maximum amount of protection under new state buffer rules a number that environmentalists say falls far short of what Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature water protection law was intended to accomplish.
Pioneer Press ― January 28, 2016
by utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1454086002
Mark Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
Open Rivers Journal ―
by Leslie Thomas (FMR volunteer)
This extensive 25-page feature on Write to the River explores the connections between creativity and advocacy and features select Write to the River poetry and prose plus interviews with the authors.
MPR, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and 100+ other news outlets throughout the nation ―
by Steve Karnwoski, Associated Press
Minnesota’s first-in-the-nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect January 1, 2017, but the people who spearheaded the law, Friends of the Mississippi River and Sen. John Marty, say it’s already having its desired effect on a national level.
Open Waters: Rethinking the Mississippi ―
River magazine ―
by Maggie Wingdingstad & Open World Learning School
Feature story on the importance of educating people about the connection between storm drains and the Mississippi River. The author and her class


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis
January-February 2024
Multiple locations
Ole Olson prairie, Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline

Celebrate 30 years of FMR!

For our 30th anniversary, our wish is for you to join us in restoring, protecting and enhancing the Mississippi River.