August 2016 Newsletter: Make a Splash for National Water Quality Month!

  August 23, 2016 Greetings, River Citizens! I hope you’ve had many opportunities this summer to enjoy the Mississippi River, whether through birdwatching, hiking along the River, fishing, canoeing or all of the above! I had the chance to connect with the River when I visited La Crosse, Wisconsin, earlier this month to attend the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program 30th anniversary celebration, which took place in Riverside Park,...

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July 2016 Newsletter: Mississippi River Adventures Abound!

“Water impacts every single human and living thing on this planet. It is, in my mind, our biggest most pressing concern above all else. For without it, we simply cannot live” ~Margo Pellegrino River Citizens take a variety of actions to improve the health of the Mississippi River. We attend River cleanups where we pick up tons and tons of litter, and engage in restoration work by planting native trees. Many River Citizens support sustainable...

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June 2016 Newsletter: “We Speak for the Trees!”

May 31, 2016 Dear River Citizens, Thanks to your hard work and dedication, many of our Mississippi River communities, from the headwaters to the gulf, are seeing significant improvements to our River and towns. Whether organizing River clean-ups, picking up trash in neighborhoods, planting native plants and trees or writing decision makers to encourage them to take action for the River, River Citizens are directly affecting the River’s...

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May 2016 (Part II) Newsletter: Celebrate, River Citizens! It’s American Wetlands Month!

May 19, 2016 Dear River Citizens: It’s that time of year again! May marks the annual observance of American Wetlands Month. In celebration of the many wetlands of the Mississippi River, 1 Mississippi has created this special edition newsletter to highlight some of the most important benefits wetlands provide to both humans and the environment, and simple actions River Citizens can take to help threatened wetlands. First, the not-so-good news:...

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May 2016 Newsletter: Creating Memories on the Mighty Mississippi!

“Moments like this are luminous pearls that shine forever in the heart of every traveler…” ~Gayle Harper Author of “Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River“ Creating Memories on the Mighty Mississippi! May 12, 2016 Dear River Citizens, Across the Mississippi River region, 1 Mississippi brings people and organizations together to improve the health of our mighty River. In fact, many of our member...

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April 2016 Newsletter: Happy Earth Day, River Citizens!

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy.”  ~Senator Gaylord Nelson On April 22, 1970, the United States celebrated its first Earth Day. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin sparked the idea when he became disheartened with the slow response of elected officials to growing environmental...

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March 2016 Newsletter: Spring Into Action, River Citizens!

Photo Credit: Max Anderson Dear River Citizens, With much excitement, I would like to introduce myself as the new Campaign Coordinator for the 1 Mississippi campaign. I know River Citizens depend on a healthy Mississippi River for drinking water, jobs, solitude and recreation. As Campaign Coordinator, I will work with you, the caretakers of the River, to speak up for the River on its behalf. I will do whatever I can to bring people and...

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