The 1 Mississippi Monthly newsletter is one of the most sought-out monthly publications on the River! We share current River happenings, action alerts, upcoming local events, and much more.
It’s safe to say, 2019 was a year of overflow on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Record-breaking flooding in 2019 across the watershed leaves no doubt that the River must be respected. This past year was also another reminder that we are in a time of change. Our choices and actions today will have rippling impacts on the generations to come.
As snow and ice appear on stretches of our beautiful River, we recap Nov. 2019 in your River Citizen monthly newsletter: What happened at the Annual Meeting; River Citizen testimonials; and where/how to take action for the Mississippi River.
We present to you your 1 Mississippi Monthy River Citizen Oct. 2019 newsletter. Includes: public meetings allowed for citizens to be heard; new website launch; welcome new outreach coordinator based in Dubuque, IA; where the River and LWCF meet; Relay of Voices nears Gulf; River News.
As Fall settles on the Mississippi River, we extend our gratitude to all who participated in last months’ River Citizens Challenge and to those who have shown up for the River this summer! From growing the community by spreading the word about 1 Mississippi (the only national public program dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mississippi River from headwaters to gulf) to taking advocacy action and attending local River-focused events.
From armchairs to wading boots, River Citizens protect the River by speaking up on its behalf and caring for it in simple ways that make a big difference. Together, we can protect the River for future generations.
It’s almost August on the Mississippi River and the water is finally receding out of flood stage where it has remained in many reaches of the River since last winter. The historic flooding in 2019 has been a giant ‘flush’ across America’s watershed, washing excess nutrients into waterways and downstream, fueling the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.
Record-breaking midwestern precipitation in 2019 has washed enormous amounts of pollutants into the Mississippi River Basin and downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.
May 2019: Simple actions toward Flooding Solutions, Gulf Hypoxia, meet solo-paddler Maya & upcoming events
As River Citizens, we know flooding is part of the River’s natural rhythm. Yet today, we are bearing witness to historic flooding on a changing Mississippi River.
Record flooding in 2019 on the Mississippi and its tributaries have left many River communities wondering what’s next. How do we rebuild and/or prepare for increasingly catastrophic high water events?
River Citizens, let your voice be heard by taking 30 seconds and submit a comment today to oppose a proposed rule change to the Clean Water Act.
Hello, River Citizens: Clean water is a necessity to all living beings. Without it, farmers cannot grow crops or water their livestock. Without it, drinking water isn’t safe. Without it, fish and other wildlife cannot survive. And, without it, families miss out...
What Does it Take to Be a Rock Star River Citizen? What an exciting spring it’s been for 1 Mississippi! In addition to enjoying the beauty that spring brings to the Mississippi River basin, Rock Star River Citizens like you have taken the time to help our mighty River...
Hello, River Citizens! Spring has sprung! For many, being cooped up for much of the winter inspires participation in a longstanding tradition: Spring cleaning! We spend hours cleaning windows until they sparkle, boxing up winter coats and decluttering basements and...
View of the Mississippi River and backwater sloughs from Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve Eagles and Prairies and Effigy Mounds! Oh My! February 2017 Newsletter Breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, bald eagles soaring in the sky above, a rich diversity of...
One of my favorite childhood memories of the holiday season is waking up with my sisters before sunrise, full of excitement, jumping into our parents’ bed to tell them that Santa had come. It seemed to always take them forever to make their way to the Christmas tree;...
Hello, River Citizens! After a long election season, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the elected officials who have made a pledge to protect our mighty Mississippi River: the River that is incredibly important to so many of us. It is a critical source of...
September 29, 2016 Dear, River Citizens, Close your eyes for just a few seconds and imagine that you are looking at an American farm. What do you see? A farm house with rocking chairs on a wide front porch, a tractor puttering in a field and an American flag waving in...
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...
“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...
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...
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:
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.
Importance of floodplains and wetlands
Farm bill conservation programs
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