Mississippi River Connections Collaborative

Mississippi River Connections Collaborative (MRCC) represents a new prototype for river-long resource restoration and protection that relies on a network approach to increase the depth and reach of individual parks, trails, and refuges in total and to monitor the relationship of human populations to these resources. This collaborative 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. 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.

The Vision of the Mississippi River Connections Collaborative

Americans will recognize and protect the Mississippi River and its people, places, and stories as a national treasured landscape.

The Mission of Mississippi River Connections Collaborative

The mission of the Mississippi River Collaborative is to promote the magnificence and diversity of the Mississippi River as a national treasured landscape. This joint effort will work to increase recognition of America's Great River, enhance the existing resources, acquire funding for conservation and development, and ensure that all Americans can enjoy these assets in the future.

The Collaborative has identified five primary thematic areas for development: 

  • History, Culture & Lore
  • Education & Stewardship
  • Conservation & Partnerships
  • Improvement of Parks and Refuges
  • River Access and Recreation


For more information visit http://mr-cc.org