Advocacy

Advocacy
My reflections on the Upper Harbor Terminal community learning table

FMR River Corridor Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman recently attended the first Upper Harbor Terminal community learning table. Community members brought many concerns and ideas about this important and large-scale riverfront development in north Minneapolis (shown filling in with plant-life above). Now the question is how city leaders will respond. >>

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MN's groundbreaking Groundwater Protection Rule goes into effect

After decades of delay, Minnesota’s Groundwater Protection Rule aims to protect public health by addressing fertilizer contamination in groundwater. This is the first time our state has exercised its regulatory authority over cropland agriculture to protect water quality. >>

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FMR opposes proposed riverfront parking ramp

FMR has submitted a letter of opposition to the 800-stall parking ramp the Federal Reserve Bank has proposed along West River Parkway in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. >>

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Update: Lilydale River Bluffs plan to go before council soon

We're happy to report that the concept plans for a senior development in Lilydale (original article) have been revised to better protect the river bluff as well as scenic views. As the city council moves to vote June 25, we're advocating for several conditions to address stormwater management and more. >>

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Action Alert: Support funding the River Learning Center [CLOSED]

The River Learning Center will be a destination that connects all Minnesotans and visitors to recreational and educational opportunities on the Mississippi River. Your advocacy is urgently needed to ensure that the River Learning Center receives state bonding funds to move forward this year. >>

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Action Alert - Say ‘no’ to environmental cuts, raids and rollbacks in SF2314 [CLOSED]

With less than two weeks to go, legislators are meeting to craft a final environment budget & policy bill. Please act today to tell your legislators: “No cuts, rollbacks and raids in the omnibus environment bill!” >>

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Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
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Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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