“So, how is the Mississippi River?”
Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) and the National Park Service’s Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) are pleased to present the second edition of the State of the River Report.
In 2012, we partnered to develop the inaugural State of the River Report. That report spurred a series of river management milestones, including closure of the Upper St. Anthony lock, statewide phase-outs of triclosan and coal tar sealants, and improved targeting of state clean water funds.
For the second edition, FMR and MNRRA once again ask the question: “So, how is the Mississippi River?” The State of the River Report highlights 14 key indicators of river health and presents each in a way that non-scientists can understand. The report examines the status and trends of each indicator and highlights strategies for improvement.
Companion GuidesWe know that clean water is everyone’s responsibility, and we can all do our part to help protect this vital natural resource. To help readers make use of the State of the River Report, we’ve also created companion guides.
- Stewardship Guide The Stewardship Guide provides practical steps that individuals can take in their home, yard and community to improve the health of the Mississippi.
- Teacher’s Guide The brand new Teacher’s Guide helps teachers and students carry the lessons of the report into the classroom.
- Policy Guide The FMR Policy Guide offers priority actions that federal, state and local leaders can take for the river.