FMR Updates

FMR Updates
How (and when) to use the critical period cutting method to remove invasive buckthorn
Step-by-step instructions for removing large buckthorn using this new, herbicide-free method. Read more
Person lops branches off of buckthorn stump
ESI Youth Council efforts aid major legislative win
It was a big year for our high school youth council: advocacy, community engagement, planning, paddling and more. Check out this collection of reflections and photos from the council members. Read more
ESI council members stand in front of the state Capitol
We're hiring!
We're hiring! Check out our open positions: Individual Gifts Officer and Stewardship & Education Program Director. Read more
People in canoe on river with text, FMR is hiring!
Heron poetry book takes flight — all proceeds to FMR
A new poetry anthology honors one of the river's most iconic birds and benefits FMR.  Read more
Poetry book in front of the river
Welcome Alex, our new Stewardship & Education Program Associate
Alex will lead our storm drain stenciling and stream health evaluation initiatives. Read more
Alexandra Jabbarpour by the river
From the Mekong to the Mississippi: Sovatha’s river story
"As a young refugee encountering the Mississippi for the first time, I would never have imagined in a million years that in the future I would come full circle, working to care for the river that welcomed me." Read more
Sovatha Oum in field gear at FMR site
How our ecologists piece together a site’s past and plan for its future
What can the outstretched limbs of a bur oak reveal about the land? Here's how our ecologists find signs underfoot and overhead to understand a place before beginning to restore its habitat. Read more
Bur oak in savanna


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