Supporting FMR

Supporting FMR
Caring for the river and one another this spring (2020)

We've pulled together ideas about how to celebrate Earth Day all month for supporters like you to act on your values and enjoy moments of positive impact during this tough time. So whether you're up for advocating online, collecting litter or you just need a moment to be still and witness the migrating birds, we look forward to celebrating Earth Month with you — separately, but together.  >>

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Picking up trash on a local walk (solo and wearing gloves)
River Sustainers are foundational to the health of the river

Fred Bertschinger provides "perpetual support" to FMR as a River Sustainer. Ongoing, recurring monthly contributions make up the crucial foundation of support we rely on in our work to protect the health of the Mississippi River. Here's how.  >>

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Aerial view of the Mississippi River and its watershed in summer, Fred Bertschinger, and Ole Olson prairie
Thank you for making The River Connects a success!

If you want to relive our fall event (or in case you missed it), we made this collection for you. See all GIFs from our photo booth. Find a playlist of river songs that our keynote speaker Nick Spitzer from American Routes presented. Take a tour of our work from the eyes of a heron. Read stories of river connection from our members and friends. See photos of our 200+ attendees coming together to protect and restore our river. >>

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Nick Spitzer and Jearlyn Steele
FMR presents an evening with American Routes' Nick Spitzer and WCCO's Jearlyn Steele October 2019

An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River on October 3 will feature public radio’s producer of "American Routes" Nick Spitzer who will take us on a journey from the headwaters down south to the mouth through music and storytelling. WCCO's Jearlyn Steele returns to the stage as our emcee>>

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An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River featuring Nick Spitzer and Jearlyn Steel
Sitka Salmon Giveback Campaign: $25 for you and $50 for the river

This fall, Sitka Salmon Shares is giving back to the Big River to show its support for clean water and healthy fish. When you order a 2020 seafood share, you will too!  >>

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Fishing for seafood off the coast of Alaska in the North Pacific
Become a Mississippi River Sustainer and help protect the river for the next generation

By switching to recurring monthly contributions, FMR Mississippi River Sustainers ensure the health of the river. This convenient way to support FMR provides ongoing, reliable revenue to help protect, restore and enhance the mighty Mississippi. >>

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Young child is playing with rocks along the bank of the Mississippi River
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

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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