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Advocacy
Minneapolis Parks for All plan open for comment

Through July 18, 2021, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is seeking public comment on its draft Parks for All comprehensive plan, which will guide the park board for the next ten years. Review FMR's recommendations for the plan and learn how to submit your own.  >>

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A new federal initiative to restore America's River?

The Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, the Mighty Mississippi — guess which national treasure does not have a federal initiative to protect and restore it? If you guessed the Mississippi, you’re correct. But a new effort has emerged to change that. >>

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Egret flying over river
Action Alert: Share your comments on Minneapolis' Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment plan [CLOSED]

Minneapolis is seeking comments on the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment plan. Learn why we have concerns about the plan, and submit your comments >

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Upper Harbor Terminal virtual workshop

Join us on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 5-6 pm for an overview of the Upper Harbor Terminal project on the North Minneapolis riverfront.

FMR's team will explain what the city's redevelopment proposal is, share why we're concerned about the project, and recommend ways to share your comments with the city as the project is under public review in the coming weeks. >>

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Join us for a virtual UHT workshop!
Action Alert: Invest in clean water & oppose the UHT concert venue [CLOSED]

Please take a moment to ask your legislators to SUPPORT investments to #FixThePipesMN and OPPOSE the controversial Upper Harbor Terminal concert venue >>

 
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Metro communities begin adopting new river protections

Metro-area cities and townships are beginning to adopt new baseline riverfront protections. Is your city is on the list of communities writing their ordinances this fall? Find out how you can shape river rules based on your community's values and priorities. One example: Minneapolis might require bird-safe measures for new riverfront construction, since migrating songbirds are especially vulnerable to collisions in cities on the Mississippi flyway.  >>

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Star Tribune highlights expanded monitoring at Ford Area C

Thanks to advocacy by FMR and its partners, new monitoring wells have been installed at Ford Area C. These wells will provide a better understanding of any hazards posed by this dumpsite on the floodplain.  >>

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul