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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Action Alert: Tell Gov. Walz it's time to consider climate [CLOSED]
Tell Gov. Walz and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) that we can't wait to consider climate change >>
Action Alert: Tell Gov. Walz it's time to consider climate [CLOSED]
Tell Gov. Walz and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) that we can't wait to consider climate change. >>
How our volunteer and education programs work on climate change
Our Stewardship and Education program philosophy is based on the fact that people who learn more about and find their own ways to connect with the places around them will be more likely to protect... Read more
'It's really, really exciting': Clean-water crops are on the verge of something big
The latest headlines say clean-water crops could finally be taking off.  >>
Farewell to Allie, our summer field ecology intern
Allie was a quick study and a passionate addition to our land conservation team this summer. Here she reflects on the insect drama she witnessed while monitoring, the appeal of tiny urban prairies,... Read more
Thanks to our summer 2021 Environmental Stewardship Institute assistants
Putting on an 8-week program for the next generation of environmental leaders is a lot of work, and this year, former fellows Naomi and Justine stepped up to help us plan and facilitate. Our... Read more
Action Alert: Support the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI)
One of FMR's top priorities is the passage of the MRRRI Act in Congress. Please take a few minutes to ask your U.S. Senators and Representatives to protect and restore the Mississippi River for... Read more
What's still possible for Mississippi Dunes?
Cottage Grove residents have been busy advocating for a new public park at the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. We're concerned that without strong city leadership, the site will be largely... Read more
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Our stewardship and education team is proud to host over 100 events annually. Check out our upcoming public outings or our educational opportunities for youth. 
'Do you think nature has surrendered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? I don't think so.'
A little-known underground wall holds St. Anthony Falls back from a catastrophic collapse that would endanger the Twin Cities' water supply, bridges, and other infrastructure. So why isn't anyone... Read more

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