In Solidarity

 The Mississippi River Network stands in deep sadness, righteous anger, and solidarity with Black Communities who suffer because of racism and police brutality. Environmental work and racial justice are inexorably linked and in fact are all part of the same movement; to truly protect water, you need to protect communities and we know that Black communities face disproportionate environmental risks and impacts.

Currently, our small, remote staff are actively engaging in their communities, taking time to find and read resources to dismantle our own inherent racism, and our leadership board will be meeting this month to determine our next steps, how our work will change, and to complete our racial equity statement. We are committed to holding ourselves and our broader coalitions accountable. We encourage communities of environmental and conservation practice to reflect on the ways we have upheld oppressive systems and commit to dismantling them in our own institutions.

 

-Kelly McGinnis, Executive Director, Mississippi River Network

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:

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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

Which of these River-friendly actions are most important to you?