Mississippi River Forum

The Mississippi River Forum increases coordination between a multidisciplinary group of water resources practitioners and decision-makers. The Forum is also an opportunity for practitioners to connect their work to those in different fields who also impact the health of the river.
Upcoming Events
The State of the River
Friday, December 9 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Minneapolis
McKnight Foundation, 710-2nd Street South, Suite 400, 55401
Lark Weller (National Park Service) and Trevor Russell (Friends of the Mississippi River)
Light breakfast provided. Free. RSVP to lark_weller@nps.gov.

How is the health of the Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Can I eat the fish I catch? How are the bald eagles faring? What "new" pollutants are impacting the river's health? The National Park Service partnered with Friends of the Mississippi River to examine the research that helps answer these and other questions, and recently released the updated State of the River Report. Come learn about the important trends and emerging issues impacting the health of the river, as well as potential solutions.

Lark Weller is the Water Quality Coordinator for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
Trevor Russell is Watershed Program Director for Friends of the Mississippi River.

Lark and Trevor are co-authors of the
State of the River Report.
The Mississippi River Forum is made possible by the generous support of the Mississippi Park Connection and the McKnight Foundation.

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