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Pull garlic mustard at Hampton Woods

Hampton Woods is the largest continuous oak forest in southern Dakota County, providing critical habitat for forest-dwelling animals, especially birds. This site is especially important because much of the surrounding area is farmland.

Thanks to an FMR partnership with Dakota County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and local landowners, 191 acres of Hampton Woods are permanently protected as a Wildlife Management Area. We're returning to the site for the first volunteer work night there since 2019. Register to be a part of the restoration of this impressive site!

Help restore wildlife habitat at the William H. Houlton Conservation Area

Join Friends of the Mississippi River staff and volunteers for a morning furthering restoration work at the William H. Houlton Conservation Area (or Houlton Farm). The William H. Houlton Conservation Area is a 335-acre property located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers and is one of the largest undeveloped riverfront properties between the cities of Elk River and Hastings.

Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates who want to be your Governor and let them know you care about the water we drink, the air we breathe, the land we live on and enjoy, and the legacy we leave behind.

This event is free but capacity is limited and early registration is highly recommended. >>

'Confluences' CD release, holiday jazz concert & benefit

Come celebrate the release of "Confluence," the new jazz CD of the local and accomplished Laura Caviani Trio. 

The concert ($15) will feature music from the trio's two newest CDs with some holiday music sprinkled in with a reception and CD signing to follow. And a portion of the proceeds will go towards FMR!

'Confluences' CD release, holiday jazz concert & benefit

Come celebrate the release of "Confluence," the new jazz CD of the local and accomplished Laura Caviani Trio. 

The free concert will feature music from their two newest CDs with some holiday music sprinkled in, with a reception and CD signing to follow. There will be a good-will offering with a portion of proceeds going towards FMR!

Oct. 18 get 20% off and learn about river-conscious shopping at Patagonia!

Come out to Patagonia’s St. Paul location and enjoy a special 20-percent discount extended to our valued FMR members. 

In addition to enjoying storewide savings, learn more about Patagonia’s emerging research, efforts and products to help reduce water pollution from tiny fibers, which often originate from synthetic textiles. Learn what you can do to reduce microplastics in our waterways and make eco-conscious decisions as we begin the holiday shopping season.

If you're not a member yet, you can contribute at any giving level to help protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and enjoy our member benefits throughout the year ahead. 

River Guardians happy hour: What's next for river rules?

As 2017 comes to a close, join us to toast another year of protecting the Mississippi River. We’ll spend the evening watching the sunset over the river from a warm, cozy space, indulging in delicious appetizers and hearing from FMR’s River Corridor Program Director Irene Jones about how we can influence our city’s Mississippi Corridor Plan in the coming year.

Women's Congress for Future Generations

The Women’s Congress works to live out what Martin Luther King, Jr. described as the "Beloved Community." It supports people stepping into collective power to use laws, policies and norms to transition to a just and sustainable world.

The 2017 conference focuses on environmental injustice. It bears witness to communities of color who are hit hardest by climate change and pollution as people of color are statistically more likely to suffer from autism, lead poisoning and breast cancer, and seeks to create more just systems in response. 

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