Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR)

A nonprofit organization

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) engages citizens 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.

Climate change is exacerbating our ongoing drought and record-warm temperatures. Rare and threatened species are losing habitat. Given the undeniable links between climate change and the health of the Mississippi River, FMR is committed to advancing policies and programs that effectively and equitably mitigate climate change impacts and build resilience by:

  • Protecting and restoring land to support new migration corridors for shifting ecosystems.
  • Providing climate and environmental education opportunities for the next generation of river stewards.
  • Combatting the urban heat island effect by advocating for parks and greenspaces and prioritizing underserved and communities of color.
  • Integrating clean-water crops into our agricultural systems, which hold the soil in place, preventing sediment and fertilizer runoff — the leading source of pollution to our metro Mississippi and our drinking water.  
  • Leading an effort to pass the Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI), a federal funding program for natural infrastructure and flood protection in communities from Minnesota to Louisiana, prioritizing communities of color.

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

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Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR)

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101 E. 5th Street Suite 2000
Saint Paul, MN 55101


651 222 2193


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