You are here

FMR Updates

Federal Mississippi River initiative takes flight! Sign the petition

The Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound and the Great Lakes. What do all of these natural resources have that the Mississippi River does not? A dedicated federal restoration program.

But a new bill seeks to change that. Tell Congress you support a whole-river restoration program! >>

June 24

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 video showcases why habitat corridors are critical

Our latest video created by Mike Durenberger gives a bird's eye view of the Vermillion River corridor as it flows into the Mississippi River in Hastings. FMR restores six sites along this stretch in order to connect habitat and protect water quality.  >>

October 14

Our Healing River: A moving evening of stories and connection

FMR staff and board members by the river

FMR staff and board members are grateful to everyone who made our 2021 celebration a success!

Thank you to the 478 river supporters who joined our livestream, an inspiring virtual experience. Watch and listen to all the stories again in this recap.  >>

September 24

The lineup for Our Healing River on September 30

Pictures of storytellers

Join us Thursday, September 30 for an evening of stories celebrating the way our river heals us and how we heal the river in turn. (Photo of Gwen Westerman, left, by Anna Botz)

Watching the river flow by can feel like listening to a good story. We're honored to share with you four good stories about our healing river at our virtual fall gala. Find out more about our storytellers (including the new poet laureate of Minnesota).  >>

September 19

Pages