Stewardship & Education

Over a thousand metro residents help restore and learn about the health of our metro Mississippi River through FMR events and outings.

We share upcoming public volunteer events to protect and restore natural areas and riverfront parks on our events calendar. We also offer education and volunteer opportunities for youth and educators.

Here's what our stewardship and outreach staff are currently working on behind the scenes, plus more information from program participants and partners.

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ESI guest post: Traditional Ecological Knowledge
ESI fellow Emilia turned to two restoration specialists and stewards to learn more about Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Read more
Emilia Gusdal
ESI guest post: A sustainable agriculture zine
ESI fellow Lucy dug in at two organic farms to research sustainable agriculture and create this info zine. Read more
Lucy
ESI guest post: Line 3 and Line 5 — effects on Indigenous people, native food and water
What are the potential impacts of these pipelines? ESI fellow Norijah investigated through interviews and research. Read more
Norijah
ESI guest post: Microplastics in the environment
What are microplastics and what can we do about them? ESI fellow Ishaan Goyal researched this problem and its solutions. Read more
Ishaan Goyal
ESI guest post: Blue jay appreciation poem
Amarii wrote a poem including facts about the beloved blue jay. Read more
Amarii by the water
Summer staff transitions
Celebrate two promotions and the impact of two staff who are heading off to new adventures. Read more
Ivy, Laura, Sam, Carrie
Position Announcement: Stewardship & Education Program Director
Join our team! Applications are due Friday, September 8. Read more
FMR is hiring!
Final projects from our 2023 ESI summer intensive fellows
Our summer youth fellows created capstone projects they were passionate about, ranging from a river cleanup volunteer event to a zine about sustainable agriculture. Read more
ESI group picture in the woods
Now hiring: Collaborative Pathways partnership manager
Please help spread the word about a new position to support the Collaborative Pathways program. Read more
Metropolitan Council consults FMR's youth council for 2050 plan
The Environmental Stewardship Institute's Youth Council presented to the Met Council their findings on park access and connection, habitat conservation and community gardens. Hear their recommendations. Read more
ESI group in front of infographic posters

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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