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State of the River Report at Fair State Brewing Co-op


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Fair State Brewing Co-op
2506 Central Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

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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 Mississippi River 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 (recently updated for 2016).

Join FMR Watershed Program Director Trevor Russell and Water Quality Coordinator Lark Weller of our local unit of the National Park Service at Fair State Brewing Cooperative for a brief overview of the report’s key findings. From invasive “flying” carp to bacterial contamination, from eagles to swimmability, Trevor will spend the first portion of the evening highlighting the most important trends and emerging issues as well as potential solutions.

Next, we’ll have an informal Q & A session then enjoy a brewery tour and free growler raffle! To make sure everyone has a chance to ask questions, and due to limited seating, capacity is limited and advance registration required. However, the brewery will be open to the public during the presentation.

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