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Mississippi named one of the 'most endangered rivers' in the US

As covered by MPR News, WCCO and other media outlets, the Mississippi River made the list of "America’s Most Endangered Rivers" this week. But a proposed federal program — championed by Friends of the Mississippi River and many others — has the potential to turn that designation around.  >>

April 20

Area C: The overlooked Ford site

Did you know that Ford Motor Company owns a hazardous waste dump right on the river's edge in the middle of St. Paul? FMR has been a longtime advocate to clean up this site. As the process ramps up in the coming months, we'll need you to join us in taking action.  >>

September 8

New York Times spotlights U of M's clean-water crops

A person's boots standing in the middle of green crops.

These clean-water crops hold great promise — both for improving water quality and giving an economic boost to Minnesota farmers. (Photo by Dodd Demas for FMR)

The New York Times, as part of its series on "Visionaries" across the country, wrote about the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Donald Wyse and his leading work to develop new, commercially viable clean-water crops.  >>

May 10

Meet our new staff!

FMR staff photo by the river

Nearly our whole staff team, including most of our newest members, took a field trip in May to learn more about our initiatives along the river.

Thanks to our supporters and funders, we've expanded! We're excited to introduce five new staff members.  >>

May 6

Where FMR's priorities stand at the Legislature

FMR entered this unique 2022 legislative session with a slate of clear priorities. After a week-long break, lawmakers are heading back to the state capitol for the final legislative push. Now is a great time to take stock and take action. >>

April 14

The ESI Youth Advisory Council's first year

The most recent expansion of our Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) is a youth-led council that explores pathways to environmental leadership at FMR and in the larger Twin Cities community through the school year. Here's what the 2022-2023 founding members have been up to, including their first public event earlier this month.  >>

April 13

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