Partners

The Mississippi River Geotourism Program is supported by the following regional and national organizations.

Big River Strategic Initiative

The Big River Strategic Initiative is a collection of projects to activate and celebrate the Mississippi River and its surrounding landscape. From air, land, and water, these projects create a new experience with the river that fosters a deeper appreciation of its significance and grandeur.

Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority works to improve regional economic opportunity by helping to create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state Delta region.

Louisiana Office of Tourism

We’re here to help you find your travel passion in Louisiana. If culinary pursuits whet your appetite, we’ll point you to delicious dining. If you can’t resist a festival and live music, we’ll tell you where to go to do the Cajun two-step. If the outdoors call your name, we’ve got biking and paddling trails, state parks, world-class fishing and more to keep you coming back for years to come. Let us help you plan your next vacation!

Mississippi River Parkway Commission

The MRPC is a 10-state organization established in 1938 to work collectively to preserve, promote and enhance the scenic, historic and recreational assets of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. The MRPC works to foster economic growth in the corridor and develop the Great River Road.

Mississippi River Connections Collaborative

The Mississippi River Connections Collaborative seeks to provide people with physical and thematic connections to the river, thereby tapping unrealized potential to restore and protect this nationally significant resource. It is an informal network of local, state and federal refuge, park, and trail managers, alongside non-profit organizations that are committed to connecting people to the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River Trail

Mississippi River Trail is the leader in connecting people and communities with the river through development and promotion of multi-use pathways and bicycle friendly roads.

National Park Service

The National Park Service cares for America's more than 400 national parks…and works in almost every one of her 3,141 counties. National Park Service professionals take our mission on the road offering advice, technical assistance, recognition, and even cold, hard cash to help communities across the country preserve their own history and create close-to-home recreation opportunities.

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. With a combined population of 400,000, the region brings you all the excitement of a big city with all the hospitality of a small town.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

We work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

United States Army Corps of Engineers

As North America’s most important waterway, MVD's civil works along the Mississippi represent critical investments in our nation’s future. The division’s effectiveness in orchestrating the river’s immense power greatly benefits America’s economy, environment and defense. MVD’s borders encompass 370,000 square miles and portions of 12 states bordering the 2,348-mile river.