Support Your Park
Are you interested in supporting the park? The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area offers many opportunities to get involved in serving and protecting the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area's Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program is a dynamic and growing program offering volunteers the opportunity to get involved in almost two dozen different areas on a regular or occasional basis. The program has grown from a small program of just 63 volunteers in 1998 to a robust program utilizing the efforts of 5,495 volunteers in 2011. Park volunteers and the park program have been recognized regionally and nationally. The VIP program is managed in cooperation with the park's friends group, the Mississippi River Fund. Join the team, work alongside National Park Rangers and help educate about and protect the Mississippi River.
Did You Know?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.