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ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Mississippi River


Join Friends of the Mississippi River on June 7, 6-8 pm to work in the demonstration prairie to ensure that this resource provides everything it can for the human and wildlife communities on Nicollet Island. Volunteers will also help pull garlic mustard and other invasive plants from forested areas where buckthorn was recently removed.

All are welcome. No experience is needed; however, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. Learn more and register at

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About Friends of the Mississippi River


101 East 5th Street, Suite 2000, Saint Paul, MN 55101, US

Mission Statement

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) advocates a new vision for the Mississippi, especially the river and its watershed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Through active leadership and education, Friends seeks to preserve and restore the river's fish and wildlife, its vital floodplains and scenic bluffs, its natural and cultural treasures, its beauty and its romance. We envision a river on which small boats are safe and welcome, to which we have clear and easy access and in which we can safely swim and fish. We envision a river that is cleaner, healthier, more alive and more inviting, a river no one can ignore or take for granted.


Friends of the Mississippi River works to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities metro area.

We are proud to work with roughly 3,000 volunteers a year. We keep volunteering simple, fun and satisfying -- there are no applications, and you can sign up for one event or several. We list events that are especially in need of volunteers here on, but maintain a full calendar of 60+ events a year at

Our project work includes conservation and restoration of natural areas and habitat, education on watershed protection issues, and organizing activities that connect the public to the Mississippi River.




Tue Jun 07, 2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Nicollet IslandRegister to receive detailed directionsMinneapolis, MN 55401




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  • People 55+
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