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!

Birds of Quarantine

Birds of Quarantine

 I sit on my patio in my courtyard sipping on Ginger Mushroom tea anticipating the sunrise to peek over the concrete wall before me. I live downtown and my porch faces the back of a feed and seed store so my sunrise is delayed by a few...

What’s soil got to do with … rivers?

What’s soil got to do with … rivers?

Last month, the Mississippi River Network hosted a webinar for its members and friends featuring Tim Wagner from the Izaak Walton League of America (an MRN member organization) and healthy soils policy and state legislation expert Steven Keleti....

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 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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