Celebrate Earth Day and beyond with FMR

A family with their haul of litter and recyclables at the Earth Day cleanup

Volunteers collect litter and recyclables along the Mississippi River Gorge in celebration of Earth Day at the annual cleanup event.

At long last, spring has sprung! Our Mississippi River Gorge Earth Day clean up was a rousing success, attracting more volunteers than ever. 

If you missed it, you can still get your hands dirty at one of our many habitat restoration events. We've got a busy spring planned and could use your help! 

We especially need volunteers to remove garlic mustard this May, during which we have no fewer than five events to pull this invasive plant and make way for natives. 

We especially need helping hands May 15 to remove garlic mustard and other weedy invasive plants near the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers. This is our newest habitat restoration site, featuring 14 acres of floodplain forest near the backwaters of the Mississippi, Riverside Park is an important nature study area.

Whether you pitch in here or at another FMR event, know that your volunteer work helps provide much-needed habitat and resources for local critters of all kinds, including birds that depend on the Mississippi River flyway!

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