FMR Updates

FMR Updates
EPA says state needs to clean up drinking water in SE Minnesota
In response to a petition we signed last spring, the federal agency is requiring Minnesota to address the public health crisis created by nitrate pollution. Read more
Drinking water glass
FMR's new Stewardship & Education Program Director
We're excited that paddler, writer and river-lover Natalie Warren joined our staff in November to lead our Stewardship & Education program. Welcome, Natalie! Read more
Natalie Warren in a canoe on the Mississippi River
Video: How we chose plants in partnership for the restoration at Wakáŋ Tipi
Meet four plants in the restored tallgrass prairie and floodplain at Wakáŋ Tipi in St. Paul, a sacred place to the Dakota. FMR and our partners Wakáŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi talk about the medicine and habitat these trees and wildflowers provide. Read more
Two people talking near bee balm
What St. Paul's new riverfront rules should include
St. Paul's city council will probably vote on a new critical area ordinance this fall or winter. Here are three provisions we'll be looking for in their next draft. Read more
Sunset from Harriet Island over the river.
Minnesota's drought contributes to drinking water crisis downriver
In this Q&A, Matt Rota at Healthy Gulf in Louisiana talks with FMR about the saltwater intrusion in the Mississippi River threatening New Orleans' drinking water supply — and already impacting communities farther south. Read more
Army Corps boats construct a sill to prevent saltwater intrusion
Thank you for joining us at The River Provides
Over 250 attendees came together for The River Provides and raised more than $175,000 to protect the river and the communities it sustains. Thanks to all who participated! Check out our photos of the evening and a recap of the program highlights. Read more
Whitney speaks at podium in front of gala crowd
We've moved! Take a look at FMR's new space
Our new office is just across the river from our old location. Check out our new mailing address and a few photos of the space, unpacking in progress. Read more
Arrow points to old brick building near the Wabasha Bridge


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