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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!

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 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!

Oct. 18 get 20% off and learn about river-conscious shopping at Patagonia!

Come out to Patagonia’s St. Paul location and enjoy a special 20-percent discount extended to our valued FMR members. 

In addition to enjoying storewide savings, learn more about Patagonia’s emerging research, efforts and products to help reduce water pollution from tiny fibers, which often originate from synthetic textiles. Learn what you can do to reduce microplastics in our waterways and make eco-conscious decisions as we begin the holiday shopping season.

If you're not a member yet, you can contribute at any giving level to help protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and enjoy our member benefits throughout the year ahead. 

What's it like to walk to the river in north Minneapolis?

The river is just a few blocks away but it may as well be miles. But community members, FMR and our Northside partners are working to change that. (Photo courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield.)

What's it like to walk to the river along Dowling Avenue North in Minneapolis? Harsh, inspiring and beautiful are all words that were used when we joined neighbors in lacing up our walking shoes and heading to the river on two warm September evenings.

With great change on the horizon for where Dowling meets the Mississippi (new riverfront parkland!), we walked and talked and imagined the possibilities. We'd hoped that bringing people to these spaces would spark interest in advocating for improved public access to the riverfront and we were not disappointed. We hope you'll join us too! >>

October 10

River Guardians happy hour: What's next for river rules?

As 2017 comes to a close, join us to toast another year of protecting the Mississippi River. We’ll spend the evening watching the sunset over the river from a warm, cozy space, indulging in delicious appetizers and hearing from FMR’s River Corridor Program Director Irene Jones about how we can influence our city’s Mississippi Corridor Plan in the coming year.