Patrick Scully is organizing the Boat Ballet, assisted by Kalen Keir
Patrick Scully is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is make possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
4 options for watching fireworks on July 4:
You may know that the world's supply of phosphorus--an essential element of agricultural fertilizers--is reaching its limit. You may also know that our communities' waste water treatment facilities have made great strides recently in reducing phosphorus concentrations in their effluent.
On the second Saturday of June, tens of thousands of people gather throughout Minneapolis to explore the city’s great cultural institutions, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges.
Come help plant trees for the cottonwood experiment! Trees planted will fill in an area damaged by the 2011 tornado and will help us study how well cottonwoods do in different environments.
Join us at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization on May 14th to paddle, participate in interactive watershed activities, and watch the premiere of the first Paddle Forward video chapter about our expedition down the Mississippi River!
Just off the main path along the Minneapolis riverfront lies a surprisingly beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands. Volunteers are needed to join FMR staff and ecologists to plant native shrubs and trees where there was once invasive buckthorn.
This year's workshop will include a keynote address provided by Bill Stowe,CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works. Presentations will include "The Return of the River Otters" and the "Minnesota's Buffer Initiative An Up-to-Date Look at the Proposed Legislation"
"Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices" explores the many perspectives on the people and the conditions of this early immigrant neighborhood adjacent to the Mississippi River. Through photographs, newspaper clippings, maps and surveys, visitors can "journey" down the 79 steps from the bluffs to the flats, and see how a community in the middle of the city could simultaneously be at the margins of the river, of society, and of historical memory.
This cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. People come from throughout the local river corridor neighborhoods and metro area — individuals, families, small church, corporate and student groups — to celebrate Earth Day and contribute to the health and vitality of this national treasure in our midst, the Mississippi River. ...And enjoy the Parkway Pizza lunch and Great Lakes Brewing Company After-Party!
The goal of Earth Day Cleanup is to provide a volunteer experience and environmental education to Minneapolis residents and park users. This annual event involves cleaning Minneapolis parks, neighborhoods, watersheds and water bodies including the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Powderhorn Lake, Diamond Lake, Shingle Creek, Minnehaha Creek, Bassett's Creek and the Mississippi River. Since the inception of the Earth Day cleanup we have removed more than 140,000 pounds of garbage from Minneapolis parks.
Discover spring ephemeral and other flowers at Coldwater Spring! A representative from the Minnesota Native Plant Society with join a National Park Service ranger in showing off these elusive and beautiful flowers while teaching us about how they fit in with nature.
Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? is a multi-disciplinary symposium that considers how the complex global environmental issues of the Anthropocene now challenge our relationship with the environment. The symposium invites a broad audience of artists, writers, design professionals and others to speculate upon emerging ideas of nature in the Anthropocene.
Discover the lives and travels of great blue herons through a digital photo journal. Shuttle to the rookery and watch these amazing birds rebuilding nests and settling in. Refreshments provided. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Reservations required.
How is the health of the Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Can I eat the fish I catch? What can we do about silver and other invasive carp? How are bald eagles faring?
At FMR we hear questions like these all the time. That's why we partnered with the National Park Service's Mississippi National River & Recreation Area unit to develop the "State of the River Report."