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Mississippi River Network's River Days of Action (partner event)

 The Mississippi River Network's second annual River Days of Action occurs June 7-12th, 2022. Join in as Network member organizations (including FMR) and community partners host online and in-person events along our mighty river.

All events are united by the ‘River Days’ 2022 theme and universal actions. The theme is: The Mississippi River is healthy. The Mississippi River is for all. The Mississippi River has a voice. The universal actions include calling on Congress to establish a federal restoration program for the Mississippi.

Cut and bag buckthorn at BF Nelson Park [FULL]

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Join us for a morning of buckthorn removal at BF Nelson Park. This park, across the river from Nicollet Island in Minneapolis, offers scenic walkways and views of the Mississippi River that will be much improved after we remove dense buckthorn from the shoreline.


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Youth education opportunities for winter and spring

Looking for ways to keep classrooms engaged with our environment during the winter months? Or planning ahead for ways to get outside this coming spring? FMR offers a variety of free virtual and in-person education and volunteer opportunities for K-12 groups and individual youth in the greater Twin Cities metro area.

Classroom lessons (virtual and in-person)

FMR staff offer in-person and live virtual lessons to all K-12 classrooms in the greater Twin Cities metro area. Topics include cultural landscapes, invasive species, wetlands, watersheds and erosion.

Mississippi Dunes community meeting speaker workshop

Join us for an info session about making public comments at community meetings. Then speak up at a Cottage Grove meeting in the next few weeks to share your opinion on the Mississippi Dunes master plan.


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The Future of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities

Join FMR co-founder and retired superintendent of our local national park the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Dr. John Anfinson for a discussion of the future of the metro Mississippi River. 

From considering the fate of local metro locks and dams to a new federal initiative, significant opportunities to protect and restore the Mississippi River on a grand scale are on the horizon. 

Buckthorn removal bash with Bassett Creek Volunteers

Please join Bassett Creek Volunteers for the fall buckthorn removal in Bassett's Creek Park! Volunteers will cut, pull and haul buckthorn to make way for native plants, learn about the creek watershed, and celebrate afterwards outdoors at Utepils.

All are welcome. This is a family-friendly event with work suitable for all ages. No experience is needed.

Snacks and beverages provided at the event. All participants will receive a Utepils drink ticket to be used afterwards (tickets can be used for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages).