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.

Duluth News Tribune ― October 2, 2018
by John Myers
Finance & Commerce ― September 17, 2018
by Brian Johnson
Proposals are being drawn up for the former Ramsey County jail site along the river where the Wabasha bridge meets downtown St. Paul. FMR will continue to advocate for a vertical access component that allows people at street level to walk down the bluff to reach the river below.
Bluestem Prarie ― September 11, 2018
by environmental groups ask LCCMR not to raid trust funds
Longfellow Nokomis Messenger ― August 26, 2018
by Margie O' Laughlin
The Longfellow Minneapolis community hosted a celebration of the Mississippi River Gorge and the people who help to protect and restore it, including the River Gorge Stewards.
The Journal of Minneapolis ― August 20, 2018
by Nate Gotlieb
FMR, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and community groups partner to restore habitat and create a prairie riverfront trail on Nicollet Island next to downtown Minneapolis.
USFWS ― August 7, 2018
by USFWS newsroom
Learn about the Houlton family, the community and FMR's role in the protection and restoration of the William H. Houlton Conservation Area at the confluence of the Elk and Mississippi rivers in the city of Elk River.
MPR ― August 1, 2018
by Kirsti Marohn
Our changing climate is challenging Minnesota's water infrastructure, resulting in pollution discharges into our lakes and rivers. FMR Water Program Director Trevor Russell helps illustrate the connection.
(Republished in Owatanna People's Press.)
The Journal of Minneapolis ― July 26, 2018
by Jenny Heck
The Mill City Farmer's Market about FMR participating in related event in Mill City area Minneapolis.
CCX media ― July 22, 2018
by Eric Nelson
Not all that long ago, our world-class river was known as the messy Mississippi, but grassroots activism has fundamentally changed how we view and treat our river. A local metro news outlet celebrates these changes and groups like FMR who have been working to protect, restore and enhance our metro river for 25 years.
Northeaster ― July 17, 2018
by Cynthia Sowden
FMR, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and community groups partner to restore habitat and create a prairie riverfront trail on Nicollet Island next to downtown Minneapolis.
South Washington County Bulletin ― July 12, 2018
by Katie Nelson
Cottage Grove is working to improve river access for its residents, including access to Settler's Island. FMR worked with the parks department to complete a plan to replace the buckthorn that currently covers the island with native species, both to improve habitat and improve recreational access and amenities such as picnic tables.
Pioneer Press ― July 6, 2018
by Bob Shaw
As the Army Corps of Engineers considers its options for two local dams, is removal on the table? FMR cautiously endorses the return of rapids, pending extensive community discussion.
(Also published in multiple Minnesota newspapers .)
Press Pub Quad Community Press ― June 25, 2018
How FMR's Stream Health Evaluation Program (SHEP) volunteers evaluate the health of local river tributaries with stream-dwelling bugs and how to join.
St. Paul Voice ― June 24, 2018
by Ginny Contreras Sawyer
Known for their steady coverage of river-related news, this local paper celebrated FMR's silver anniversary with a special focus on our new West Side St. Paul habitat restoration project and the Write To The River celebration at a local brewery (Wabasha).
(Republished in

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