FMR Updates

Thank you for dreaming with us!
Thank you to over 250 river supporters who joined us for our first in-person fall gala in three years. Relive this inspiring night by checking out our event recap — photos of the gala, videos of our dreams, and more. Read more
Fall gala 2022 pics
Fall yard cleanup: 5 ways to help protect the river
What should you do with fallen leaves? And is fall a good time to fertilize the lawn? Read more
Fall leaf pile
What you need to know about the Army Corps' studies of Twin Cities locks and dams
What will happen to metro locks and dams? Here's a rundown of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disposition study process and timeline, the scenarios under consideration, plus ways you can shape the river's future. Read more
Video: How we protect land — The story of Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area
Watch our new video to experience the stunning landscape of Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area habitat corridor from a bird's-eye view and hear the story of its protection. Read more
River aerial view from Pine Bend
Congrats to our 2022 ESI summer intensive fellows!
We doubled the size of our summer intensive program for high school-aged youth this year. Find out what our fellows explored and learned, read two reflections on the program and see their final projects. Read more
Group photo
What do you dream for the river?

The theme for our fall gala this year is The River Dreams. Get a preview of our speakers and their dreams for the river, then tell us yours!  >>

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The River Dreams, speakers, and river images
Video: Top 8 runoff pollutants in our metro waterways

When a storm rolls through, what kind of pollutants do you imagine rush down a storm drain and into our lakes and rivers? Watch our video to find out.  >>

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area at the Flint Hills Resources property
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
3M's oak woodlands, Cottage Grove - exact directions will be provided to registered volunteers