Saturday, June 21st, 9-11:30 a.m., Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) will be holding a Rain Barrel Rollout in the Target parking lot at the Quarry in NE Minneapolis. Rain barrels and supply kits must be purchased online in advance for $40 (link below). We’ve ordered a large number — 200! But based on how quickly previous rain barrel workshops have been filling, expect them to sell out pretty fast. We wanted to make sure our local partners and community groups had a chance to hear about it.
The complete description and online purchase and signup is available at
Also, FMR is in the process of setting up a planting event near the riverfront for late June. We look forward to being in touch about our first hands-on, outdoor, public volunteer opportunity to help restore the Mississippi River above St. Anthony Falls.