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.

Rubicon Online ― November 12, 2018
by Emma Sampson
A student club at St. Paul Academy and Summit School helped restore habitat along the river in St. Paul by removing invasive species. Now they plan to plant a pollinator garden at their school.
Northeaster ― October 30, 2018
by Cynthia Sowden
After a great deal of planning and community discussion, our first public habitat restoration volunteer event took place on Nicollet Island near downtown Minneapolis.
Mill City Times ― October 22, 2018
As part of a new multi-year restoration of natural areas on Nicollet Island's northern half, volunteers planted 90 trees and shrubs and over 400 wildflowers, sedges and grasses at FMR's first public habitat restoration event on the island.
Minnesota Public Radio ― October 3, 2018
by Kirsti Marohn
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.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 17 OR October 8, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul
Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
3M's oak woodlands, Cottage Grove
Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area at the Flint Hills Resources property
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.