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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Proposed federal river initiative in the news from headwaters to the gulf

As the story of the Mississippi as one of "America's Most Endangered Rivers" spread, dozens of journalists shined a spotlight on a potential solution: a proposed federal program to fund Mississippi River restoration and resilience projects from the headwaters to the gulf. >>

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Mississippi named one of the 'most endangered rivers' in the US

As covered by MPR News, WCCO and other media outlets, the Mississippi River made the list of "America’s Most Endangered Rivers" this week. But a proposed federal program — championed by Friends of the Mississippi River and many others — has the potential to turn that designation around.  >>

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Action Alert: Support our top state legislative priority, funding for clean-water crops [CLOSED]

FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are each included in the wide-ranging agriculture omnibus packages. The Minnesota House and Senate will vote on these packages soon — please take a moment to send a quick message in support of these programs. >>

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Where FMR's priorities stand at the Legislature

FMR entered this unique 2022 legislative session with a slate of clear priorities. After a week-long break, lawmakers are heading back to the state capitol for the final legislative push. Now is a great time to take stock and take action. >>

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Sign the petition: Let's get the lead out, Minnesota

Sign our petition to ask your lawmakers to "get the lead out" of Minnesota's drinking water pipes, childcare centers and schools, products, tackle, ammunition and more. >>

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Will Minnesota get the lead out this session?

Numerous bills addressing lead pollution and lead in drinking water are moving forward at the Legislature this session. Here's how Minnesota could get the lead out of schools, drinking water pipes and more.  >>

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Take action: It's time to renew lottery money for the environment [CLOSED]

Since 1991, lottery money for the environment has provided approximately $875 million to nearly 1,800 projects around the state. But nothing lasts forever. Act now to keep the dedication of lottery proceeds to environmental projects from expiring.  >>

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Clean-water crop measures move forward at the Legislature

This year, both the House and the Senate have put forward measures regarding FMR's top legislative priority: clean-water crops. Though the proposed funding levels are pretty different, here's why we're still hopeful.  >>

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Sign the petition: It's time for MN to salt smart for the river

Salt pollution is a serious issue for our waters. Sign the petition to let legislators know that you support both safe communities and a healthier river.  >>

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Action alert: Oppose bills that would undermine aquifers and the MN Environmental Rights Act

A pair of bills have been introduced in the Legislature that could undermine local aquifer levels and undercut one of Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws: the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.  >>

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