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!

A Fantastic Morning in the Marsh

Why are wetland areas important? How can soggy, mosquito breeding grounds covered by plants and occasionally standing water have any value unless it is drained and used as farmland or developed? Wetlands in fact provide many benefits! Wetlands are...

How is Urban Runoff Affecting Your Water Quality?

How is Urban Runoff Affecting Your Water Quality?

Urban and suburban areas contain buildings, homes, and other impervious (non-porous) surfaces, such as paved roads and parking lots, that do not allow stormwater to absorb into the ground thoroughly.  Instead, we rely on built ‘gray’...

1 Mississippi: River Citizen 2019 Highlights

1 Mississippi: River Citizen 2019 Highlights

Started in 2009, 1 Mississippi is a growing national movement of nearly 20,000 River Citizens- everyday people dedicated to protecting the River by speaking up on its behalf and caring for it in simple ways that make a big difference. From...

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.

Receive the 1 Mississippi monthly newsletter in your inbox by becoming a River Citizen today! 

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.

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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