Supporting FMR

The river has something to ask you: 'Will you be my friend?'

The Mighty Mississippi originates as a humble stream at a small woodland lake in our state. It gets its first full taste of what humans can do to abuse a waterway when it hits the Twin Cities, where, for well over a century, it served as an industrial sewer, made utterly devoid of life.

But for over 25 years, you've helped Friends of the Mississippi River lead the way in enhancing our river. Read why our hometown river and FMR need your support. >>

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Volunteers remove invasive species
A rare opportunity to protect 150+ acres on the main stem of the Mississippi

FMR is leading the charge to acquire and restore a once-manicured golf course in Washington County. Learn more about this opportunity and our hope to transform the former golf fairways and putting greens back to their natural state.  >>

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A view of the Mississippi River looking across to Lower Grey Cloud Island from the former site of Mississippi Dunes Golf Links.
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Thank you for making FMR's fall event our most successful ever

A sold-out crowd of members and friends raised over $200,000 at our biggest fall event yet. We've posted videos of inspiring performances by our featured artists, as well as our river playlist and event photos so you can relive the evening.  >>

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An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River closing blessing for the Mississippi River
Gwen Westerman joins the stellar lineup of 'The River Inspires'

 An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River - September 20, 2018.

Come be inspired by acclaimed local artists — including Dakota fiber artist, poet and educator Dr. Gwen Westerman — as we celebrate our connection to the Mississippi River at "An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River," September 20. >>

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Bao Phi, award-winning poet, to be featured at FMR's annual fall event

Don't miss Bao Phi — two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and National Poetry Slam finalist — as he shares his poetry and connection to our Big River at our signature annual event, "An Evening Celebrating the River," September 20 in downtown Minneapolis.

This year's theme is "The River Inspires," and spotlights the special connection between the river and our thriving arts community. >>

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Minneapolis-based poet, Bao Phi.
FMR's annual fall event to feature artist Seitu Jones

FMR is pleased to announce that Seitu Jones will be the keynote storyteller at our signature annual event, "An Evening Celebrating the River," September 20 in downtown Minneapolis.

In his five-decade career, Jones has been a fixture of the Twin Cities’ art, environmental, agricultural and water communities.

This year's theme is "The River Inspires," and we're shining the spotlight on the special connection between the river and our thriving arts community. >>

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 11:00am
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Monday, April 25, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:45pm
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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