Advocacy

Advocacy
Our 2022 legislative priorities

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 31. Here's what to expect and a rundown of FMR's top priorities this session.  >>

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Invest in clean water infrastructure

For our environment and our economy, it's time to invest in Minnesota's aging water treatment systems and wastewater plants. That's why we're supporting legislation to #FixThePipesMN through a new coalition of business, environment, local government and trade groups working together for our environment this 2022 legislative session.  >>

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Position announcement: Communications Associate [closed]

FMR is on the lookout for a team-oriented writer and content creator who relishes the thought of inspiring people to celebrate and take action to protect and restore our metro Mississippi River. A knack for compelling storytelling is a must, as is the ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. >>

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We're expanding! Several positions now available.

As we head into a new year, FMR is excited to announce: We're expanding!

Thanks to our supporters and funders, we're now offering several positions to strengthen relationships and extend our reach: a Grassroots Organizing Coordinator, Program Associate, Youth Coordinator and Communications Associate.  >>

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What can cities do to guide development and protect open space?

When we work with community members involved in local development and habitat protection issues, we often hear similar questions: "What can my city leaders do about this issue?" "Does anyone have the power to change this project?" Here's a summary of how cities can shape development and protect open space.  >>

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Mississippi Dunes: Cottage Grove's great missed opportunity

The Cottage Grove City Council recently approved a plan for the former Mississippi Dunes golf course. While the plan includes a modest riverfront park, many residents hoped for more.  >>

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River Guardians' impact in 2021

Watch the thank-you video we recorded (complete with outtakes at the end) to celebrate the successes of our River Guardians. These advocates took action in 2021 to champion a federal funding program to protect the Mississippi, advocate for more parkland in Cottage Grove and protect Minneapolis' drinking water.  >>

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights