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An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

Join us to celebrate the Mississippi in the midst of its fall splendor, Thursday, September 28. From our beautiful venue on the river, we'll toast to you and the recent successes you made possible.

Guests will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Dorceta Taylor, one of the country's preeminent environmental justice scholars. Dr. Taylor, who says her work is about opening doors for other people by making the environmental movement more diverse, will talk about the intersection of environmental history, politics and justice, and what we can all do to make our special, natural places more inclusive. 

Additionally, the evening will feature an entertaining river-themed live auction, the renown Davu Seru Trio, and hearty local fare and refreshments — including a just-for-FMR signature cocktail.

Learn more on the event page!

Nicollet Island restoration kickoff information session

After over a year of planning, Friends of the Mississippi River is beginning habitat restoration on Nicollet Island. In partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, FMR will lead a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of the island. This will include removal of invasive species, enhancement of degraded forest areas, and the creation of new, diverse habitat, including two acres of native prairie and the re-creation of a pocket of maple forest historically present on the island.

St. Paul storm drain stenciling kits available for 2018 season

Most St. Paul storm drains lead directly to the river. They do a great job of directing water off our streets, but think of all those things that also go down the drain after it rains or snow melts. Trash, oil, road salt, and cigarette butts are all being carried into our river in large amounts.

But there is a way to help. 

An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River

Mark your calendars to join us at FMR’s annual Evening Celebrating the River on Thursday, September 20 at the beautiful Aria Event Center in Minneapolis’s North Loop. 

This year’s theme, "The River Inspires," will showcase a wide variety of local artists and their river-inspired artwork, rousing speakers and performances, and much more. 

Please make plans to join us for a special evening to celebrate and support our hometown river.

Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates who want to be your Governor and let them know you care about the water we drink, the air we breathe, the land we live on and enjoy, and the legacy we leave behind.

This event is free but capacity is limited and early registration is highly recommended. >>

'Confluences' CD release, holiday jazz concert & benefit

Come celebrate the release of "Confluence," the new jazz CD of the local and accomplished Laura Caviani Trio. 

The concert ($15) will feature music from the trio's two newest CDs with some holiday music sprinkled in with a reception and CD signing to follow. And a portion of the proceeds will go towards FMR!

'Confluences' CD release, holiday jazz concert & benefit

Come celebrate the release of "Confluence," the new jazz CD of the local and accomplished Laura Caviani Trio. 

The free concert will feature music from their two newest CDs with some holiday music sprinkled in, with a reception and CD signing to follow. There will be a good-will offering with a portion of proceeds going towards FMR!

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