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."
Join the report's principal authors -- FMR Watershed Program Director Trevor Russell and MNRRA Water Quality Coordinator Lark Weller -- at Fulton Brewery for this brief overview of the report's key findings. From invasive "flying" carp to bacterial contamination, from eagles to swimmability, Trevor and Lark will spend the first half-hour quickly highlighting the most important trends and emerging issues as well as potential solutions.
The second half-hour will be reserved for an informal Q & A session. To make sure everyone has a chance to ask questions, and due to limited seating, capacity is limited and advance registration is required. (See below.)
Copies of the report will also be available.
This event is part of FMR's Above the Falls program, providing opportunities for education, access and hands-on restoration along the banks of the Mississippi River north of St. Anthony Falls. We're also proud to have Fulton as a partner in our Brewing Clean Water program, bringing FMR and local breweries together to promote clean water.
Ready to register?
Due to the anticipated popularity of this event, a separate name, email and address is required for each reserved seat. This will help us maintain a true count of participants, so we don't unnecessarily close registration and needlessly turn anyone away. Register here:
As alcohol will be available, registrants must be 21 and up.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
- If you'd like to be notified of future all-ages State of the River or above the Falls events, please email FMR Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
- If you have a young adult or youth group interested in the river, many teachers and group leaders have attended a presentation then shared the report and related stewardship and policy guides with students (available for download from StateOfTheRiver.com). FMR can also arrange classroom water-quality progams and/or storm drain stenciling outings with youth and college groups.