Discover Natural Beauty and Historic Treasures
For thousands of years, the Mississippi River and its tributaries have served as a vital resource for the people of the North American continent in times of war and of peace. From the Civil War battlefields of Pea Ridge and Shiloh, to the majestic waters of the Buffalo and Ozark riverways, to the bustling cities of St. Louis and New Orleans, the Lower Mississippi Delta Region is filled with many of America's most beautiful and historically significant National Parks.
Central to the Lower Mississippi Delta Region is the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative. This outreach program is intended to bring about the protection, preservation, and interpretation of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources. Special emphasis is on education activities and the fostering of scholarship. Please browse this website for information on the history and heritage of the Lower Mississippi Delta Region and the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.