Thursday, July 16 — 6:00-8:00 pm
Hayes Community and Senior Center, Apple Valley
How is the health of the Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Is water pollution improving? Can I eat the fish I catch? What can we do about Asian carp? Do I need to be concerned about bacteria in the river? How are bald eagles faring? At FMR we hear questions like these all the time. That's why we partnered with the National Park Service's Mississippi National River and Recreation Area unit (MNRRA) to develop the "State of the River Report." The report provides a clear, concise snapshot of the health of the Mississippi River, distilling a broad range of data to zoom in on 13 key river-health indicators. It highlights the swimming, fishing, aquatic life and emerging contamination issues facing the river as well as priority solutions for each. Since its release last fall, the report has served as a framework for addressing state water issues; several problems and solutions addressed in the report (such as issues with the common hand sanitizer triclosan) have received heightened media and legislative attention.
Capacity is limited and registration required. Learn more on the event page, or sign up now with Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-2193 x24.