FMR Updates

FMR Updates
Final projects from our 2023 ESI summer intensive fellows
Our summer youth fellows created capstone projects they were passionate about, ranging from a river cleanup volunteer event to a zine about sustainable agriculture. Read more
ESI group picture in the woods
FMR turns 30! A birthday note from our director
July marks our 30th anniversary of protecting, restoring and enhancing the Mississippi River together. Executive Director Whitney Clark reflects on our beginnings and celebrates all we've accomplished since. Read more
Chocolate cake with decoration: 30 years, canoe, tent, river, bonfire
FMR welcomes two new board members
We're excited to introduce Dr. Adriana Alejandro Osorio and Dr. Lynn Broaddus, the newest additions to our board of directors. Read more
Dr. Adriana Alejandro Osorio (left) and Dr. Lynn Broaddus (right)
Sackett case: How the Supreme Court ruling impacts the Mississippi River
On May 25, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a decision that drastically narrows the scope of the Clean Water Act and represents one of the most far-reaching rollbacks to this decades-old law since its passage in 1972.  Read more
Wetland reflecting sky
Meet our new volunteer coordinator
Tabitha Birdwell will lead our volunteer efforts. Meet her at a stewardship event this summer! Read more
Tabitha Birdwell
Metropolitan Council consults FMR's youth council for 2050 plan
The Environmental Stewardship Institute's Youth Council presented to the Met Council their findings on park access and connection, habitat conservation and community gardens. Hear their recommendations. Read more
ESI group in front of infographic posters
How FMR's priorities for the Mississippi River fared this session
FMR made progress on every single one of its priorities this legislative session. Here's a roundup of everything that happened. Read more
A collage showing parts of five different photos, all from this legislative session: Two FMR staffers posing with fish postcards in the Capitol; an FMR staffer testifying at a May 1 hearing; A state senator posing with children following a hearing; legislators on a tour at the Forever Green Initiative facilities; printed papers with the FMR logo, shown with the Capitol building in the background.

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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