FMR Updates

FMR Updates
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
Paddling with the river we love: Why FMR is steering toward more on-water programming
To foster more chances for Twin Cities youth to deepen their own relationships with the water, we'll be adding more on-water experiences to our programming. Read more
Tip of a canoe in the river by forested area

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, Hastings
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul