Stewardship

Stewardship
How (and when) to use the critical period cutting method to remove invasive buckthorn
Step-by-step instructions for removing large buckthorn using this new, herbicide-free method. Read more
Person lops branches off of buckthorn stump
The river as teacher: A preview of our paddling-centered summer youth program
We're intentionally developing our ESI summer programming to better help youth know, feel and care for the Mississippi River. Here's how we hope to facilitate deeper connections. Read more
ESI members in canoe on the river
From the Mekong to the Mississippi: Sovatha’s river story
"As a young refugee encountering the Mississippi for the first time, I would never have imagined in a million years that in the future I would come full circle, working to care for the river that welcomed me." Read more
Sovatha Oum in field gear at FMR site
Play river gorge bingo
Joining us for our Earth Day cleanup? Find signs of spring and signs of habitat restoration as you volunteer! Read more
Bloodroot plus text: River Gorge Bingo Spring Edition
Paddling with the river we love: Why FMR is steering toward more on-water programming
To foster more chances for Twin Cities youth to deepen their own relationships with the water, we'll be adding more on-water experiences to our programming. Read more
Tip of a canoe in the river by forested area
Earth Day and beyond: Celebrate and steward the river this spring!
Join us for the annual Earth Day cleanup, or get outside with FMR this spring to steward the river! Read more
A family of volunteers at the 2022 Earth Day cleanup
Five things we learned from stream monitoring in 2023
Three teams of volunteers pulled hundreds of samples from streams in 2023, detailing insects and crustaceans present — a key to analyzing stream health over time. Here are five takeaways from our work. Read more
Person in waders samples a stream

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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