Friends of the Mississippi River
Friends of the Mississippi River engages citizens to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.
Friends of the Mississippi River envisions a river that is recognized and celebrated as the vital asset to our community. A river where the water is clear and clean, where it is safe to swim, where fish and wildlife are healthy and abundant, and where scenic bluffs and cultural treasures are protected. This is a river where residents and visitors can escape the rush of daily life to find solitude in a hidden backwater, mystery beside ancient mounds and the wonder of canoeing past towering limestone bluffs. Where you can catch fish that are healthy to eat. Where you can stroll through oak savannas and sand prairies alive with the diversity of our natural heritage. Where historic sites speak to the timeless connection between people and the river. Where the river is accessible to all and where development and commerce respect the river’s intrinsic public values. We envision a community that actively embraces this river ethic and welcomes its role as river steward for current and future generations.
Review Completed: 11/16/2010
360 North Robert Street, Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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FMR positively impacted numerous water quality and land use decisions in the past year, protected and restored key land parcels, and engaged over 3,000 area residents in volunteers events and other activities that helped them stewards and enjoy the many amenities the river adds to our community.
In 2010, Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) continues to work in the areas of land conservation and restoration, river corridor stewardship, and water quality and watershed protection. Not only are we seeking to protect and enhance the health of the river and its watershed, we also want to leave a river legacy for future generations and improve today’s quality of life by encouraging our community to embrace its water and land resources. We determine specific annual goals for each program area that tie to longer-term strategic goals.
Community or Constituency Served
All residents of the region benefit from cleaner water, and many benefit from enhanced habitat for recreational opportunities.
Geographic Area Served
Greater Twin Cities region, with some initiatives and replicable models having statewide and downstream impact.
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