From inspired reflections to in-depth policy analysis, the 1 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.
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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...
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’...
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...
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February 2020 1 Mississippi Newsletter: NEPA Action Alert, Simple Actions to Improve Water Quality, Seeing your Direct Connection to the River, River Events, River News
Kick off 2020 with your 1 Mississippi January Newsletter: read 10 actions you can take for the River in 2020, how Clean Water Act revision affects the River, honoring River Champion Greg Poleski, upcoming events, and more! (Avg. read time: 3 minutes)
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.
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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.
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