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
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
Is the Minneapolis 2040 plan good for the environment? Yes.
The plan's many environmental policies, including denser housing, are crucial responses to climate change. Here's why. Read more
The Minneapolis skyline, reflective against the orange evening sky with the Mississippi River in the foreground.
Envisioning a restorative future for BTT
Community members have been coming together to share their visions for the future of BTT on the east side of St. Paul (Ramsey County's former Boys Totem Town juvenile detention facility). Here's an update. Read more
Snowy savanna with oak trees
Justice for Amir Locke

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The recent decision not to charge the Minneapolis police officer who killed Amir Locke underscores the need for systemic change and legislative action. Here's one thing you can do. >>

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BIPOC River Stewards
FMR holds events created by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). Together, we've tended habitat restoration projects, birdwatched in the gorge and snowshoed by the river. Here's how our BIPOC stewardship program works. Read more
Climate change, climate justice and FMR's Land Conservation program

Land protection and restoration for ecological diversity can keep urban areas cooler and more resilient in the face of climate change. Learn more about how our Land Conservation program fights climate change and its impacts.  >>

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
New date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area, Inver Grove Heights