Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR)

A nonprofit organization

FMR engages people to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities Region. 

Together, we can create a brighter future for the river and the communities it sustains.

Three reasons to give to FMR this Give to the Max


1) Clean drinking water

The Mississippi River is the source of drinking water for more than 1 million Twin Cities residents.

FMR advocates for and influences public policy to reduce water pollution in Minnesota so you can rely on having clean drinking water.

2) Wildlife habitat

Habitat for our native plants and wildlife is disappearing along the river and its tributaries.

FMR works with landowners, local governments and concerned individuals to protect and create habitat that allows a diverse range of plant and animal species to thrive.

3) A riverfront for all

The river is a natural, cultural and historical wonder that defines our place in the world. We want to create equitable access to this significant waterway.

FMR connects with communities to ensure all our values are respected as we change with the river.


Join us and give back to the river that takes care of us. Thank you so much!

Learn more about our work to conserve the river at


Questions about giving? Contact us at 651-222-2193 or by email at (Tessa) or (John). 


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Organization name

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR)

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106 W. Water St., Ste. 600
Saint Paul, MN 55107-2032


651 222 2193


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