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.

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How to support our downstream neighbors after the hurricane

As our downstream neighbors continue to recover from yet another deadly and devastating hurricane, many of us are wondering "How can we help?"

Here's how you can support immediate relief efforts near the Gulf, volunteer online and take action to support long-term resiliency for the Mississippi River and its riverfront and delta communities.  >>

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Action Alert: Tell Gov. Walz it's time to consider climate [CLOSED]

Tell Gov. Walz and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) that we can't wait to consider climate change. >>

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'It's really, really exciting': Clean-water crops are on the verge of something big

The latest headlines say clean-water crops could finally be taking off.  >>

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Action Alert: Support the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI)

One of FMR's top priorities is the passage of the MRRRI Act in Congress. Please take a few minutes to ask your U.S. Senators and Representatives to protect and restore the Mississippi River for generations to come. >>

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Is it safe to swim in the metro Mississippi?

Some river stretches, like the sand flats in Minneapolis, are tempting to swim at. But, should you?

The StarTribune and MinnPost dive into this eternal summer question. >>

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Why it's time for a new federal river program (MRRRI) that supports farmers

When it comes to agriculture, the proposed Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative would help farmers improve soil, enhance water quality, reduce nutrient loss and boost profitability — goals policymakers of all stripes should agree with.  >>

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2021 Gulf of Mexico dead zone far bigger than expected

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is three times bigger than it "should" be. Here's what you can do to help restore balance to the Gulf and the Mississippi River.  >>

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Field days provide a Forever Green respite from this dry summer

This summer has been droughty (and recently, smoky), leaving some conventional crops in trouble. But there are plenty of green growing fields and exciting developments when it comes to some of FMR's favorite clean-water crops. Here's a recap of a few field visits that make us hopeful for our state and our river.  >>

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2021 Legislative session wrap-up

Here’s where major water-related environmental bills and issues stand at the long-delayed conclusion of the 2021 legislative session, including future water train proposals, PFAS and more.  >>

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Groups join the call to create a new federal program to protect the Mississippi River

More than 65 organizations are backing the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative or MRRRI Act introduced to Congress in June. Find out why the MRRRI Act merits its broad support.  >>

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