Make a difference

Whether in arm chairs or 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. Be sure to sign up as a River Citizen so you can get out monthly newsletter highlighting River events and River Citizens success stories! We encourage everyone to find some way to connect to the River. Canoe trips, wetland restoration, bike rides and more events can be found on our 1 Mississippi Events page.



Photo courtesy of Great River Greening

Photo courtesy of Great River Greening

Things You Can Do

Protecting the Mississippi River needs commitment and action from River Citizens. These ten simple actions can to have a positive effect on the River.


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1 Mississippi and the members of the Mississippi River Network depend on the help of volunteers to make our River healthier. Check out these volunteer opportunities along the River.


Action Center

We work with advocates around the country and in Washington, DC, to pass legislation to protect the Mississippi. Tell your representatives and decision makers to protect our River in this easy to use Action Center.

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