Decades of Delay by EPA

MRC Report, “Decades of Delay,” details EPA’s failure to manage nitrogen & phosphorus pollution in Mississippi River. We need action! #noEPAdelay [learn more]

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution

Excess nitrogen and phosphorus produce the algae that is choking our waters. A natural phenomenon or man-made pollution? [learn more]

What is a Healthy Mississippi River?

MRC members completed a Theory of Change to see what it will take for a Healthy Mississippi River. [learn more]

Farm Pollution

Runoff pollution from cropland and livestock facilities washes manure, pesticides, and fertilizers into nearby waters—a serious threat to our drinking water and recreational areas. So why isn’t our water better protected?
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Wetlands contribute to ecosystems in so many ways: providing animal habitats, controlling flooding, reducing erosion, filtering pollutants. Why are we still allowing them to disappear? [learn more]

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

At the mouth of the Mississippi River lies an area roughly the size of Connecticut where the water cannot support aquatic life. What’s causing it? And what can we do about it?
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    The Mississippi River Collaborative is a partnership of environmental organizations and legal centers from states bordering the Mississippi River as well as regional and national groups working on issues affecting the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The Collaborative harnesses the resources and expertise of its diverse organizations to reduce pollution entering the Mississippi River as well as the Gulf of Mexico.


    MRC is proud to work with other organizations leading efforts to protect the Mississippi River.