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What you need to know about the Army Corps' studies of Twin Cities locks and dams
What will happen to metro locks and dams? Here's a rundown of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disposition study process and timeline, the scenarios under consideration, plus ways you can shape the river's future. Read more
The case for and against lock and dam removal
Removing two metro locks and dams would reconnect 39 miles of river through the Mississippi's only gorge right here in the heart of the Twin Cities. But is dam removal the best scenario for our metro river? Here's what we need to consider. Read more
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Meet our Twin Cities locks and dams
See a map of our three Twin Cities locks and dams, a timeline of when and why they were built, and find out why we may not need them anymore. Read more
All three Twin Cities locks and dams
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 officials' long-term target goal.  >>

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What we heard on this summer's lock and dam tours
This summer, FMR and our partners talked with over 600 community members about the future of our Twin Cities locks and dams. We led more than than 20 focus-group tours that brought many people to the river in new ways. Here's what we heard. Read more
FMR, partners issue Minneapolis 2040 support statement

In response to the lawsuit challenging the Minneapolis 2040 plan on the basis of potential environmental harm, FMR coordinated a sign-on statement from several leading environmental and planning organizations. The statement reaffirms our support for the 2040 plan's goals and environmental benefits.  >>

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Is the Minneapolis 2040 plan good for the environment? Yes.

The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan continues to come under attack for its purported environmental harms. But we know that the plan's many environmental policies, including denser housing, are crucial responses to climate change. Here's how FMR is speaking up in support.  >>

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Upcoming Events

October 11, 14, 15, 25
Twin Cities
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area at the Flint Hills Resources property
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
3M's oak woodlands, Cottage Grove - exact directions will be provided to registered volunteers