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FMR Updates

MN capitol and text: "#MNLEG 2022"

The new Minnesota Legislature convenes again at the end of January. Sign up to be a River Guardian, and we'll let you know how to take action when threats and opportunities arise for the river.

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 31. Here's what to expect and a rundown of FMR's top priorities this session.  >>

What's going on with Twin Cities locks and dams?

You may have seen stories in the news about the future of the Twin Cities' locks and dams on the Mississippi River, but it can be tough to get the full picture.

Learn why we support keeping one but look forward to exploring the potential removal of two local locks and dams, and sign up to receive updates. >>

January 10

Welcome, Gabe and thank you, Jen!

Gabe and Jen

Gabe Holmes is our new Data Manager, succeeding Jen Hadley.

We're excited to introduce Gabe Holmes as the newest member of our Communications department.  >>

January 9

Our position on a proposed MN clean fuel standard

On January 5, FMR was one of 22 organizations that delivered a letter to the Walz administration detailing our position on the state's proposed clean fuel standard rulemaking process. Here's our letter, which outlines principles that will keep any clean fuel standard true to its name.  >>

January 5

A new conservation director for FMR

Alex Roth with plants

We're excited to share that former FMR Ecologist Alex Roth is our new conservation director. (Photo: Dodd Demas for FMR)

FMR is very pleased to welcome a familiar face to a different role in the organization. Beginning this month, our former ecologist Alex Roth assumes the duties of conservation director, leading FMR's Land Conservation department.  >>

January 4

Position announcement: Youth Coordinator [closed]

Please note, the application period for this position has closed. Openings are announced on our homepage and in our email newsletter, Mississippi Messages

About FMR

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) is a leading nonprofit that protects, restores and enhances the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region. Our focus is the metro area, but our impact is often regional or national.

January 3

Position announcement: Communications Associate [closed]

FMR is on the lookout for a team-oriented writer and content creator who relishes the thought of inspiring people to celebrate and take action to protect and restore our metro Mississippi River. A knack for compelling storytelling is a must, as is the ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. >>

January 3

Position announcement: Grassroots Organizing Coordinator [closed]

Please note, the application period for this position has closed. Openings are announced on our homepage and in our email newsletter, Mississippi Messages.

About FMR

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) is a leading nonprofit that protects, restores and enhances the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region. Our focus is the metro area, but our impact is often regional or national.

January 3

Thank you, fall 2021 interns!

Three interns' portraits

We're grateful to our fall 2021 interns: Stewardship & Education program intern Megan Daniluk (left), Land Conservation intern Nick Jacobson (center), and Finance department intern Owen Campbell (right).

Our fall interns installed a new pollinator garden with J.J. Hill Montessori school, created a strategic conservation map and database to aid our land protection efforts, and explored more efficient methods for analyzing and tracking our gifts and grants.  >>

December 30

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