Advocate for the river

From banning pollutants to passing strong rules to guide local riverfront development, many of FMR's victories are thanks to our strong base of advocates. Your voice is essential to our efforts to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River!

Become an FMR River Guardian

Sign up and we'll email you when an important river issue arises. We make it quick and easy to contact decision-makers. River Guardians are also invited to special social hours and other events about important legislative and metro river corridor issues.

What we're working on

River Guardians advocate for strong water quality rules and laws at the state and national levels as well as a wide variety of metro corridor projects and proposals.

Visit our Water & Legislative Updates and Land Use & Planning Updates to learn more about current projects. 

Curious about what FMR staff and River Guardians have weighed in on in the past? Check out past action alerts, comments and letters we've sent to city planners, legislators, judges and other decision-makers. 

Questions? Concerns?

Contact FMR Grassroots Organizing Coordinator Maddie Miller at mmiller@fmr.org or 651.222.2193 x31.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
West River Parkway and 36th Street/44th Street, Minneapolis
Applications due Friday, May 3 by 5 p.m.
Virtual and in-person
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area