Newsletter

The 1 Mississippi Monthly newsletter is one of the most sought-out monthly publications on the River! We share current River happenings, action alertsupcoming local events, and much more.

Have you fallen for the River? October 2020

Have you fallen for the River? October 2020

May our transition into fall have moments of tranquility and gratitude: Where are River Citizens? Virtual D.C. Advocacy Success. Upcoming River Events. Investing in Rivers Makes ‘Cents’, Clean Water – Recent Report. River News.

May 2020: A special place. Where’s yours?

May 2020: A special place. Where’s yours?

The River is a special place to so many – why is it to you? Also, floodplains and wetlands are natural flood solutions – learn more. Take action to protect 200,000 acres of Mississippi flyway. Blog: Morning at the Marsh. May 2020 River Citizen Newsletter.

How can 1 Mississippi support River Citizens like you right now? (March 2020)

How can 1 Mississippi support River Citizens like you right now? (March 2020)

How are you holding up today? This is a scary and hard time right now, and things are not business as usual. There are any number of factors affecting us individually, as this pandemic sweeps across the globe. Yet, we are also all united in being impacted by this at once, and we are all united in being called to help. I can’t help but think of a river analogy here, the lessons our mighty Mississippi shows us daily; that we are all part of a system, that everybody lives downstream…

It’s time to reflect on 2019 – 1 Mississippi River Citizen highlights!

It’s time to reflect on 2019 – 1 Mississippi River Citizen highlights!

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.

September 2019: Flowing into Fall on the Mississippi River

September 2019: Flowing into Fall on the Mississippi River

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.

April 2019: How can we respond to flooding?

April 2019: How can we respond to flooding?

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?

What do farmers, families, and fish have in common?

What do farmers, families, and fish have in common?

  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...

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?