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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Sign the petition: It's time for MN to salt smart for the river
Salt pollution is a serious issue for our waters. Sign the petition to let legislators know that you support both safe communities and a healthier river.  >>
Action alert: Oppose bills that would undermine aquifers and the MN Environmental Rights Act
A pair of bills have been introduced in the Legislature that could undermine local aquifer levels and undercut one of Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws: the Minnesota Environmental Rights... Read more
Meet five new FMR restoration sites
Our ecologists actively restore and maintain habitat at more than 30 sites across the metro region. But we're always looking for additional projects that can support wildlife, protect our water and... Read more
Bipartisan momentum builds for clean-water crops
Two bills proposing investments in clean-water crops are already making their way through important committees at the Legislature with support from both sides of the aisle.  >>
Our updated Land Use & Planning program name
We've updated the name of our former River Corridor program to Land Use & Planning to better describe what we do.  >>
Celebrate Earth Day with FMR this spring
We're back at the river gorge for the annual Earth Day cleanup! Join us on April 23 or mark your calendar for our other spring events.  >>
Welcome Laura, FMR's new ecologist
FMR is excited to announce the hiring of Laura Domyancich-Lee, FMR’s new ecologist.  >>
Action Alert: Support clean-water crops (SF 3711 and 3271) [CLOSED]
FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are being considered in the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance... Read more
Action Alert: Support clean-water crops [CLOSED]
FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are each being considered in the House Agriculture Finance... Read more
Field Ecology internship opening [CLOSED]
Join us as our field ecology intern.  >>


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