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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Where we work: Nicollet Island
The industrial uses that once dominated the northern half of Nicollet Island have given way to a mix of homes, trails and a beloved park where we're restoring pockets of prairie and a forest of... Read more
A new conservation director for FMR
FMR is very pleased to welcome a familiar face to a different role in the organization. Beginning this month, our former ecologist Alex Roth assumes the duties of conservation director, leading FMR's... Read more
Our comments on Minnesota's 2022 Impaired Waters List
On January 7, FMR was one of eight environmental organizations (led by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy) that provided comments to the State of Minnesota on the state's 2022 Impaired... Read more
Listen: Kernza and the Promise of Perennials
Brighten up your next morning jog with a special Kernza-centric episode of the Field Work podcast.  >>
Fall intern helps map out FMR conservation strategy
FMR has permanently protected 45 sites in the greater metro area since 1993. Our fall 2021 Land Conservation intern, Nick Jacobson, created a tool to help us answer the question of where to focus... Read more
Our position on a proposed MN clean fuel standard
On January 5, FMR was one of 22 organizations that delivered a letter to the Walz administration detailing our position on the state's proposed clean fuel standard rulemaking process. Here's our... Read more
Position announcement: Youth Coordinator [closed]
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Position announcement: Grassroots Organizing Coordinator [closed]
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Position announcement: Stewardship & Education Program Associate [closed]
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