River Corridor Land Use and Development Blog

As more cities move to embrace the river and capitalize on its exceptional value, FMR works within metro river communities to ensure that public access, scenic views, historic preservation and environmental quality are respected.

Here are the park plans and developments that our river corridor team has its eye on. Learn more about the program, how we evaluate development plans and all the places we work.

Development and land use updates are also shared on social (Facebook and Twitter) and in FMR's Mississippi Messages newsletter.

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Video: Top 8 runoff pollutants in our metro waterways
When a storm rolls through, what kind of pollutants do you imagine rush down a storm drain and into our lakes and rivers? Watch our video to find out.  >>
2022 Gulf dead zone smaller than last year, would still cover entire Twin Cities metro
The annual humanmade "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than scientists had forecast earlier this year. But at more than 2 million acres, it remains significantly larger than environmental... Read more
How the Inflation Reduction Act could impact the Mississippi River
The Inflation Reduction Act includes substantial funding for climate-friendly agriculture, provisions that could be a boon for clean-water crops and the health of the Mississippi River.
How heat waves fuel toxic algae blooms in Minnesota waters
Harmful blue-green algae blooms can shut down popular beaches, sicken animals and negatively impact water quality.  >>
'Very excited about the prospects for this': Clean-water crops take center stage
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops.  >>

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