Water

FMR is proud to be a leading voice in protecting the water of our Big River and all the people and wildlife who depend on it.

From the banks of the Mississippi to the halls of the Legislature, our Water program strives to keep you up to date on important water-quality issues. (For political animals, here are all FMR posts related to legislative advocacy.)

Blog updates are also shared on social (Facebook and Twitter) and in FMR's Mississippi Messages newsletter.

Join us! Sign up to be a River Guardian to receive email action alerts when we need your help the most, plus invitations to educational happy hours and other events.

POSTS

MN Senate takes aim at environment and public's right to know

Things we can't escape: death, taxes, and our Minnesota Senate majority trying to roll back environmental protections. This year, they've even brought back a groundwater "gag rule." Let's dive in and take action. >>

Read more
Revised state budget outlook casts a shadow on environmental funding

A few months ago, Minnesota was looking at a sizable budget surplus. Now we've got a projected $2.4 billion deficit. What does that mean for clean water funding this legislative session?  >>

Read more
Action Alert: Don't cut funds for Minnesota's environment and environmental jobs [CLOSED]

Funding from Minnesota's voter-approved Environmental Trust Fund is at risk this session. Ask your Senator to pass an Environment Trust Fund bill to keep important environmental projects up and running across the state before the clock runs out. >>

Read more
This is not the time to bench MN's Environmental Trust Fund

It’s frustratingly familiar territory with a scary new twist: A recent attempt to raid the 2020 Environment Trust Fund threatens to cancel the entire $64M allocation this year — hurting all the research and habitat restoration projects and jobs it supports throughout the state. Let’s dive in. >>

Read more
Still on the table this legislative session: Bonding for clean water and our river corridor

While uncertainty reigns supreme this legislative session, $300 million or more in clean water investments and a few pivotal river corridor projects remain in play as the governor and legislators approach a May 18th adjournment deadline. >>

Read more
It's time to pause $20M ask for Upper Harbor Terminal
Read more
Nutrients down(ish), salts up in U.S. rivers

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey has found some disturbing — but uneven — trends in American rivers over the last generation.  >>

Read more
Uncertainty amid promise of agriculture climate solutions (Yale 360)

As policymakers and advocates look to croplands to sequester carbon, a recent article from Yale 360 points out that flows of greenhouse gases into and out of soil are complex, and outcomes can be uncertain.  >>

Read more
Soil isn't a dirt-y word

You know it when you smell it — good soil is healthy! Here's an explainer for how soil organic matter can make a difference for plants, animals and downstream neighbors.  >>

Read more

Pages

Educators CTA

Educators — we’re here for you.

We provide tools and programs for youth educators year-round.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Online
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 11:00am
Rice Creek Watershed District
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:45pm
St. Paul