Instead of deepening our nation's commitments and efforts to protect clean water, this regulation sends us backward. We are at a crossroads in time where our choices today will greatly impact future generations. What legacy do you want to leave? Looking for a quick advocacy opportunity? Sign the petition.
Honoring River Champion, Greg Poleski
As co-founder of the Greenway Network (a member organization of the Mississippi River Network), and a tireless advocate for America's rivers, Greg Poleski led by example and inspired a generation of river stewards. Greg passed on last week, and we send our best thoughts to all his loved ones. In honor of Greg, consider getting out to your nearest waterway or sharing a random act of kindness. You can read more about Greg's legacy in this St. Louis Post-Dispatch tribute.
We honor Greg Poleski (back row, orange t-shirt) and his legacy of stewardship for the rivers. Picture: 2016 MRN Annual Meeting, Twin Cities, MN Credit: Kelly McGinnis
About: During the summer of 2019, undergraduate researcher, Maya Dizack kayaked the Mississippi River sampling for microplastic abundance. On this free webinar, she will be discussing her sampling design, results, and how this research plays a greater role in understanding the state of our environment and society.
About: Join Friends of the Mississippi River and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to learn more about the past, present and future of Area C, Ford Motor Company's unpermitted river floodplain dumpsite.
Where is the deepest point on the Mississippi River?
"At the Headwaters, the Mississippi is 3 feet deep; depths vary widely along the river. South of Cairo (Illinois), where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi, the river averages 50-100 feet deep. The deepest point along the riveris at New Orleans (near Algiers Point) where it reaches 200 feet deep."
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For the River,
Michael Anderson, 1 Mississippi newsletter curator
About 1 Mississippi
The 1 Mississippi and River Citizen program is brought to you by the Mississippi River Network (MRN). MRN is a coalition of 56 organizations dedicated to protecting the well-being of the land, water, wildlife, and people of America's greatest river, the Mississippi. Direct questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.