Hello Above the Falls partners and community supporters!
We wanted you to have first notice of this upcoming event — a State of the River presentation and Q & A at Fulton Brewery. It’s not until Saturday, April 11th, 11 a.m.-noon, but we expect it to fill very quickly.
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 Friends of the Misssissippi River we hear questions like these all the time. That’s why we partnered with the National Park Service to develop the “State of the River Report.”
You are invited to join the report’s principal authors — FMR Watershed Program Director Trevor Russell and National Park Service 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.
During the second half-hour we’ll have an informal Q & A session, and copies of the report will be available.
This event is free but advance registration is required and early registration highly encouraged.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sue & Amy
Friends of the Mississippi River
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 Missisisppi 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!
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