MinnPost: ‘Report on Mississippi River health shows the hardest work lies ahead’

The State of the River Report issued at the end of last week offers sophisticated analysis of the Mississippi’s current condition as it passes through the Twin Cities: of progress made, problems ignored and challenges yet to come.

It’s also a thing of beauty in its own right – a genuine pleasure to look at and to read. Serious in tone without being somber, thorough in scope but not ponderous, it relies on the facts, not phrasing, to be steadily provocative. Photography and design are gorgeous.

All of this matters because we protect those things in our environment that move us to love and to awe. These 48 pages remind us that we are not talking about some abstract natural resource but a series of nearby scenes filled with majesty and grandeur.

Source: MinnPost.com