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From Mississippi River inspired reflections to in-depth analysis of River-related policy, the Mississippi blog roll is a must-read.

Primarily authored by Mississippi staff, we also offer this space for guest blogs. Please contact info@1mississippi.org with submissions and questions!

2019 Gulf Dead Zone smaller than forecasted – why?

2019 Gulf Dead Zone smaller than forecasted – why?

The forecast for a record size Gulf Hypoxic Zone this year got much attention in the media, followed by the actual measurement of an area of low oxygen that was smaller than predicted. What happened, and why? This image from NOAA shows agricultural...

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

It’s June, and the Mississippi River is still unusually high, but here in the Lower Mississsippi, we seemed to be in the sweet spot. ‘The Sweet Spot’ – photo by Tanner Aljets The Missouri River is causing havoc throughout the Eastern Midwest with...

Multi-Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

Multi-Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

Natural infrastructure, or green infrastructure refers to natural river system elements like wetlands, marshes, swamps, and floodplains. The ground in these areas resembles a spongy texture, that allows water to be absorbed. Natural infrastructures...

More Action for the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan

More Action for the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan

The Gulf Hypoxia Task Force met in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 16. It was a gathering with some historical significance. The Task Force, composed of states along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and key federal agencies, last met in that city in...

The Muddy & Flood-y Mississippi River

The Muddy & Flood-y Mississippi River

Drone footage provided by Alex Fisher The powerful energy our river provides is often underestimated until the waters begin to rise. The beginning of our spring proved this to be true, contributing to record flooding in Nebraska, and challenging...

The Lower Mississippi’s Meandering Miles

The Lower Mississippi’s Meandering Miles

Words by Mark RiverPhotos by Keith Benoist “Pasted Graphic” — photo by Keith Benoist There are many iconic natural wonders in this world that have been explored, documented, and conquered by many walks of life. These wild places are disappearing...

One River, Trillions of Tributaries

One River, Trillions of Tributaries

Trillions of tributaries have made themselves known as the transition to Spring is in full effect across the Mississippi River watershed. From the Western boundary of the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians in the East and as far North as...

RECYCLING 101

RECYCLING 101

Participating in recycling is an admiration globally, but only if we are properly reusing and reducing our waste. Once our recycling is taken from our homes, it heads to the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility), where they begin to sort our items. In...

Caught in an Eddy

Caught in an Eddy

Mark River, 1 Mississippi Southern Outreach Assistant, gets personal in his “Caught in an Eddy” blog, reflecting on his experience with the healing powers of the River, and life-lessons learned from paddling River eddies.

What is your Eco-Resolution?

What is your Eco-Resolution?

 Kristen Mertz – St. Louis Regional Outreach Assistant image provided by: EMSCO I’ve never really been into New Year resolutions. If I needed to change my habits, I would at any point in the year. This is especially intriguing, because this is my...

MISSISSIPPI RIVER NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING – AFTERTHOUGHTS

MISSISSIPPI RIVER NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING – AFTERTHOUGHTS

Kristen Mertz – 1MISSISSIPPI Outreach Assistant From source to sea, a variety of people gather near the mouth of the Mississippi River, in New Orleans, to share ideas on how to raise consciousness of our mighty vessel to others. The Mississippi...

AR/MS/LA- Sunflower River Paddle

AR/MS/LA- Sunflower River Paddle

Sunflower River Paddle   It’s an early Spring morning as I launch my Grumnan canoe below the bridge at Lee Drive. A local friend drives by slowly, examining my intentions, while showing off his bounty of the day a turkey in his truck bed. The...

AR/MS/LA- High Water Spring

AR/MS/LA- High Water Spring

High Water Spring   Spring time in the Delta is a beautifulThe Mississippi River and all its distributaries and tributaries are swollen into there floodplains replenishing wetlands and estuaries, creating the perfect ecosystems for the reproduction...

Step 1

Become a River Citizen

Yes! The river can count on me!

I am committed to protecting the Mississippi River and will take at least three actions to care for this valuable resource. Please keep me informed about actions I can take to protect the Mississippi River as a River Citizen:

 

Step 2

Educate Yourself

One goal for 1 Mississippi is to educate the public on the urgent problems facing the River. We are supported by the Mississippi River Network, a group of organizations that are experts in various areas concerning the River. Each section below is intended to provide some basic knowledge about these important issues and links to experts who can provide more detailed information. 

Nutrient pollution

Importance of floodplains and wetlands

Farm bill conservation programs

 

Step 3

Take Action

There are many ways you can take action. We have a list of 10 actions you can take now, You can volunteer and you can check our action center in order to see what bigger projects we are working on. Here we give you the information you need to call your congressman or sign onto proposals. You can also check out our events calendar to see what events are happening in your area.

10 actions you can take now!

The Action Center

Events Calendar

NO MORE DEAD ZONE – FULLY FUND PROVEN SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE NUTRIENT POLLUTION

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