Friends of the Mississippi River engages people to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.
Mr. Whitney Clark
101 East 5th Street Suite 2000
Saint Paul, MN 55101 USA
Mississippi River, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Twin Cities, Watershed Conservation, Water Quality, Land Conservation, Land Restoration, Education, Events, Stewardship, Volunteer Opportunities
Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)
Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)
Environmental Beautification (C50)
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Watershed Protection: FMR works to activate and engage individual citizens, shape the priorities of local governments and impact public policy related to local water quality. Our goal is to protect both environmental health and human health as they relate to water quality. Land Conservation: FMR works to restore and premanently protect land along the Mississippi and its important tributaries in the Twin Cities. Our vision is the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities that is the backbone of an interconnected system of natural areas and green corridors that provide habitat for fish and wildlife, protect water quality and offer natural amenities for people to enjoy. River Corridor Stewardship: FMR works to protect, improve, and restore the ecological, cultural, historical, scenic, and recreational assets of the Mississippi River Corridor. These essential assets represent the unique qualities of the Mississippi in the metro area, and their protection and stewardship are vital to instilling a strong river-based sense of place among community members.
Water quality remains one of the most pressing
concerns for the Mississippi River and its watershed. FMR is working to make the Twin Cities a model community for
water quality protection, and our ability to get strong stormwater management
and buffer zone rules passed local watersheds are examples of our success.
Through our program activities we work both independently and as part of
broader coalitions to engage individual citizens and decision-makers in efforts
to improve and steward the assets of the river and its watershed that impact
River Corridor Stewardship
The Mississippi River brings a unique quality to the
Twin Cities. FMR works to foster
appreciation of its historic, cultural, ecological, scenic and recreational
values through educational events and volunteer and recreational opportunities
for individuals and families. We
also work with citizens to connect them to decision-makers at the local, regional
and state level to build consensus around land use decisions that respect and
embrace the river and the public’s access to it.
Land Conservation & Restoration
Working with both public and private landowners, FMR seeks to restore and permanently protect key parcels of land along the Mississippi and its important tributaries in the Twin Cities region. Our longer-term goal is to make the river the backbone of an interconnected system of natural areas and green corridors that provides habitat for fish and wildlife, protects water quality and public health, ensures public access, and offers natural, recreational and scenic amenities for everyone to enjoy.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Board of Directors
as of 12/7/2018
James P. Shannon Leadership Institute
St. Jude Medical (Retired)
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
Avner Consulting and Metro State University
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Outdoor Solutions, LLC
Tilton & Dunn, PLLP
Delta Dental of Minnesota
The Mosaic Company
L'Etoile du Nord Cafe
Big River Real Estate, LLC
Upper River Services, Inc.
FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc.
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION
Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?