River News

The Blog

From inspired reflections to in-depth policy analysis, the Mississippi blog roll is a must read.  Primarily authored by Mississippi River Network staff and member organizations; we also offer this space for guest blogs.

Please contact info@1mississippi.org with submissions!

Success Stories — Dogtooth Bend Restoration Project

Success Stories — Dogtooth Bend Restoration Project

The Mississippi River Network (MRN) was pleased to host Shelly Morris from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for a webinar on the Dogtooth Bend Floodplain Restoration project in Southern Illinois. You can watch the recording of the webinar here or...

Improvement is in Reach

Improvement is in Reach

Recognizing the Problem It all starts with a quick fishing trip taken with my godson Josh and nephew Aaron, the latter you may remember from one of my previous blogs.  Essentially, on a hot summer day, I decided to give the boys, whose care was my...

The Newsletter

The 1 Mississippi 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.

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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…

Watch, Listen, Learn!

There are many ways to engage with the Mississippi River. We are dedicated to keeping River Citizens like you informed through various channels – check out a recent  podcast or webinar today!

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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

The 1 Mississippi program is implemented by the Mississippi River Network and is the nation’s only grassroots outreach effort focused on the entire Mississippi River with the goal to educate the public on the urgent issues facing the River.  The Mississippi River Network is a coalition of over 55 organizations working toward a healthy and resilient River for the land, water, wildlife, and people.

Nutrient pollution

Importance of floodplains and wetlands

Farm bill conservation programs


Step 3

Take Action

There are many ways you can take action for a healthy Mississippi River. We have a list of 10 actions you can take now. Check out our action center for current action alerts, bigger projects we are working on, and ways to get involved. 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

River Citizens are people who want to clean up and protect America's greatest River. 

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