FMR Updates

FMR Updates
How our warm winter affected habitat restoration progress
What will the warmest winter on record mean for wildlife? We won't know for awhile. We do know that it got in the way of our usual winter tasks for wildlife habitat restoration. Luckily, our ecologists like challenges. Read more
Open river with snow along the banks
FMR in DC: Reflections from a whirlwind week in the nation's capital
Grassroots Organizing Coordinator Maddie Miller shares what it was like advocating for the Mississippi River alongside coalition partners in D.C. Read more
FMR grassroots organizing coordinator pictured with Sen. Tina Smith and other members of the MRN delegation.
Now hiring: summer field ecology intern
Join our team as an intern this summer! Read more
Intern planting tree
DNR sues Minneapolis over riverfront development rules
A riverfront property owner wants to build a home right on the edge of the erosion-prone bluff, breaking the rules Minneapolis adopted to protect the river. But the city approved the plan anyway, setting a concerning precedent. Read more
Rendering of house development on river bluff
Renewing the call for a federal river restoration program
A bill to create a place-based, whole-river program Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative Act was introduced in both the House and the Senate for the first time. Read more
Great blue heron flying over water
Is there enough 'action' in the DNR's new invasive carp action plan?
The Minnesota DNR recently released its updated Invasive Carp Action Plan. We think the plan is mostly good, but we'd like to see more urgency in one key area. Read more
Silver carp jumping behind motor in waterway
FMR's 2023 annual report now available
Our annual report features some of our favorite stories of the year's accomplishments — a joyful collection of photos and reflections, and a celebration of the impact we've had on the river we love. Thank you for powering this work! Read more
Sunset over Grey Cloud Dunes and river, plus text: 2023 Annual Report

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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