The Mississippi River Collaborative is a partnership of environmental organizations and legal centers in states that border the Mississippi River, as well as other regional and national groups, which works to reduce pollution entering the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as the Gulf of Mexico.

The Collaborative harnesses the resources and expertise of its diverse organizations by strategically focusing on state and regional water quality protection in the Mississippi River Basin, and by increasing the organizational, legal, and technical capacity of participating groups to meet existing challenges and to effectively implement new initiatives of the Collaborative.

Specifically we work on the following objectives:

  • Reducing nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River and Northern Gulf of Mexico;
  • Increasing the focus of Collaborative members on agricultural sources of nutrient pollution;
  • Ensuring that the policy of antidegradation is implemented in the water quality permitting process in each of the Basin states;
  • Building the capacity of Collaborative participants to advocate for no discharge systems; and
  • Extending the impact of the Collaborative through improved communications with the press and the public.

The Mississippi River Collaborative is an initiative of the McKnight Foundation.

Learn more about the Mississippi River Collaborative on our about page or keep in touch with social media:

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Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
26 E. Exchange Street, Suite 206
St. Paul, MN 55101

P: 651.223.5969

Iowa Environmental Council
East Locust Street, Suite 220
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

P: 515.244.1194

Washington University Inter-
disciplinary Environmental Clinic

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130

P: 314.935.4136

Missouri Coalition for
the Environment

6267 Delmar Blvd. Ste. 2E
St. Louis, MO 63130

P: 314.727.0600

Arkansas Public Policy Panel
1308 West Second St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

P: 501.376.7913

Gulf Restoration Network
P.O. Box 2245
New Orleans, LA 70176

P: 504.525.1528

Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
If you'd like more information regarding
the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic,
please call 504.865.5787 or

Midwest Environmental Advocates
551 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

P: 608.251.5047

Environmental Law & Policy Center
of the Midwest

35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

P: 312.673.6500

Prairie Rivers Network
1902 Fox Drive, Suite G.
Champaign IL 61820

P: 217.344.2371

Kentucky Waterways Alliance
Bakery Square, Suite 217
120 Webster Street
Louisville, KY 40206

P: 502.589.8008

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
4443 Pecan Valley Road
Nashville, TN 37218

P: 615.313.7066

Tennessee Clean Water Network
625 Market St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

P: 865.522.7007

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