Events & Activities

FMR hosts public cleanups, hauls, pulls or plantings throughout the Twin Cities metro-area annually. No experience is required.

Most events take place on Dakota homelands.

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Event Title Date / Time Location
Join us at the annual river gorge Earth Day cleanup Saturday, April 20 - 9:30 AM to Noon West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
Apply to be a 2024 ESI mentor for the summer Applications due Friday, May 3 by 5 p.m. Virtual and in-person
Pull garlic mustard at Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area [FULL] Wed, May 8 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area
Tend the oak woodlands at the Hastings Sand Coulee SNA [FULL] Thu, May 9 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area
Pledge to pull garlic mustard at Pine Bend Bluffs SNA [FULL] Tue, May 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pine Bend Bluffs SNA, Inver Grove Heights
Invasive plant pull on Nicollet Island [FULL] Sat, May 18 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
Pick your project: Pledge to Pull garlic mustard or critical cut buckthorn at Crosby Farm Park [FULL] Sun, May 19 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul
Garlic mustard pull at Vermillion River Linear Park [FULL] Tue, May 21 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Vermillion River Linear Park, Hastings
Pledge to Pull invasive plants at St. Paul Park's Riverside Park Thu, May 23 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Riverside Park, St. Paul Park
Pull garlic mustard at the river gorge sand flats [FULL] Sat, May 25 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mississippi River Gorge Sand Flats, Minneapolis
Stencil storm drains for the river Flexible! Now through mid-October St. Paul
Invasive plant pull at the William H. Houlton Conservation Area Sat, Jun 1 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM William H. Houlton Conservation Area, Elk River
Interactive presentations and outings for classes Winter and spring In your classroom or outside
Pull garlic mustard at Camel's Hump Thu, Jun 6 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, Cottage Grove
Plant trees and shrubs in Applewood Preserve woodland Sat, Jun 8 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Applewood Preserve, Maplewood
LGBTQIA2S+ Pride demonstration box tending on Nicollet Island Tue, Jun 25 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River Thu, Sep 26 - 6:00 PM Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis