Media Requests

Thank you for your interest in the State of the River Report. If you are interested in covering the report and would like to learn more, you can request an interview with the authors or attend a public presentation.

Press Release and Briefing

Video from the September 21 press briefing is available on YouTube. (Briefing press packet.)

Request an Interview

Report authors are available to conduct interviews upon request. Interview requests are handled regularly each weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST. If your interview request is extremely urgent, please contact Trevor Russell via cell phone (listed below).

With all requests, please include:

  1. Your name and title
  2. Media outlet and segment format (ex: taped for news package, feature print article, sound bite, panel discussion, etc.)
  3. Contact information
  4. Preferred date, time and location
  5. Date to run
Interview Contacts

Trevor Russell
Co-author – Friends of the Mississippi River
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Office phone: (651) 222-2193 ext. 18
Cell phone: (612) 388-8856

Lark Weller
Co-author – The National Park Service, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
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Office phone: (651) 293-8442

Additional Media Contacts available upon request