New River Citizens in Memphis!

On Saturday, April 27 the 1 Mississippi Campaign via the Mississippi River Corridor-Tennessee exhibited at the second annual GreenUp Festival at the Memphis Farmer’s Market downtown. Jointly held by the City of Memphis and Memphis City Beautiful, the event spotlighted local green and sustainability-oriented organizations. The bustling crowd was beckoned to the green expo by music and dance performances from local artists. The...

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Our intern was on TV!

Check out this great coverage of work done to clean up Lake McKellar in Memphis, by campaign partner Living Lands and Waters. Our intern in Tennessee, Elle Perry, works directly with the Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee. The collaborative effort to directly and positively impact Lake McKellar, where litter piles up at astronomical levels, is exactly what the 1 Mississippi campaign is all about. Take a moment to watch the coverage,...

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Upper Mississippi River Essay Contest

1 Mississippi, in partnership with Prairie Rivers Network,  invite you to enter the “Our Upper Mississippi River: Connection, Inspiration, Transformation” Essay Contest There is no shortage of words to describe the Upper Mississippi River;* its waters are epic, dynamic, romantic, magnetic, mysterious, replenishing, and so much more. Prairie Rivers Network and 1Mississippi believe inspired and engaged individuals are essential to protect...

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Conservation not a threat to Farm Revenue Insurance

This is a great article by Craig Fox of the Environmental Working Group. Approaching the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis. Here’s a link to the original article. Full text below. When the farm bill fight gets rolling again in Congress, one question will be at the heart of the debate: Is it fair to ask farmers to take a few basic steps to protect soil and clean up waterways in return for the billions of dollars that taxpayers...

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Louisiana Unveils New Plan

Earlier this week, the state of Louisiana unveiled their 50-year, $50 billion plan for restoring and rebuilding the Louisiana coast. Their plan is the most comprehensive the state has seen regarding Gulf restoration. Much of the Gulf’s destruction can be linked to current management of the Mississippi River, its surrounding agriculture and its levee system, as the River drains directly into the Gulf. Since the 1930’s, when the...

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New resource for Delta news!

  (Washington, DC—November 28, 2011) Conservation groups today launched a new website, www.MississippiRiverDelta.org, focused on restoring one of America’s greatest natural resources, the Mississippi River Delta. The site houses scientific information, public policy analysis, cultural and historical summaries, and Delta Dispatches, a news blog about restoration efforts in the delta. “MississippiRiverDelta.org is a one-stop shop for...

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River Life announces new website!

One of 1 Mississippi’s member organizations, River Life, recently launched a new website! Here is what they wrote about it. River Life, a program of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, is pleased to announce the launch of our new web site at riverlife.umn.edu. Launched in late August, 2011, the web site reflects our evolving program and our commitment to help our audience learn more about rivers and river...

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