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DeLaSalle High School Green Team volunteers

The DeLaSalle High School Green Team showed garlic mustard whose boss at Nicollet Island, our newest habitat restoration site.

So far this spring, FMR volunteers of all ages have removed truckloads of invasive species, planted hundreds of native wildflowers and trees, stenciled hundreds of storm drains and even "bombed" a prairie-in-progress (we mean seed-bombed, of course). 

And we're not even halfway through the outdoor events and outings season!​ >>

June 7

Stencil downtown St. Paul storm drains + taproom outing at Tin Whiskers Brewing [FULL]

Thank you for your interest in stenciling St. Paul storm drains. This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please consider joining us for another future event or learn more below about how to create your own stenciling outing! 


After a brief introduction and presentation about runoff pollution at the brewery from FMR staff, we'll head out to the nearby downtown streets to stencil storm drains.

'Make & Take' Rain Barrel Workshop - SOLD OUT

What's one of the simplest, high-impact ways to save water and help protect our watershed? Using a rain barrel.

Lawn and garden watering typically makes up 40% of total summer household water usage, according to the EPA. Plus, the biggest threat to our waters today is polluted runoff water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying all the oil, sediment and other contaminants that it picks up along the way into our lakes, rivers and streams.

Tend the rare prairie at Sand Coulee SNA [CANCELED!]

We apologize for any inconvenience, however, due to the high heat and humidity predicted for this evening paired with the lack of shade and intensified prairie heat at this site we've made a tough decision to cancel tonight's event at the Sand Coulee.

Tend the native bluff prairie at Indian Mounds Park

Indian Mounds Park is home to one of the most photographed river views in the metro area. The iconic overlook is also home to a restoration project providing much-needed habitat and biodiversity while protecting the bluff, the views and local water quality.

Tend the demonstration pollinator garden at Camel's Hump Park

Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, located in Cottage Grove, is home to beautiful river views overlooking Highway 61. Join us for this summer worknight in the park as we return to this stunning site to tend to previously planted pollinator patch gardens. These patches provide much-needed concentrated habitat and resources for local birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators as well as help beautify this park.