5/18/2016:  Tell EPA to Veto New Madrid Floodway Levee Project

Time is running out to stop this destructive boondoggle once and for all with an EPA veto. We want a veto from the Obama Administration and we need your help!

The project threatens over 50,000 acres of vital wetlands in the Middle Mississippi River and would put many river towns at greater risk of catastrophic floods just to increase the profits of a few landowners. What can you do?

  1. Join the #stopthelevee Twitter Team by emailing kknowles@prairierivers.org or Tweet on your own using #stopthelevee and tagging @EPA.
  2. Use this link to connect to the 1Mississippi action page where you can send an email to the White House, the EPA Administrator, and your representatives in the House and Senate.
  3. Watch and share the video below.


5/22/2015:  Veto the New Madrid Floodway Levee Project

There are 53,000 valuable acres of wetlands at risk in the Mississippi River Valley. These floodplains (wetlands) are absolutely critical to flood control, pollution control, and habitat protection for fish and wildlife. The US EPA has the power to veto a levee construction project that serves the interests of the few over the protection of the many, but they need to hear from you. This link will connect you to the 1Mississippi action page where you can customize an email to the White House, the EPA Administrator, and your representatives in the House and Senate. Together we can #stopthelevee.


3/31/2015:  Urge Your Senator to Stop the Block!

The Clean Water protection rule attempts to clarify the Clean Water Act and has received over 850,000 public comments in support. Some lawmakers are trying to keep the US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from doing their job by blocking the proposed rule-making process in response to well-funded minority interests. MRC encourages you to contact your Senator to allow the Clean Water rule to be completed. Learn more here and complete a simple form to send your opinion to your Senator.


How We Take Action

The Collaborative works cooperatively within the Mississippi River Basin by:

  • Strategically focusing on state and regional water pollution issues, and
  • 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 to:

  • Reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Northern Gulf of Mexico,
  • Increase the effectiveness of Collaborative members to reduce agricultural sources of pollution,
  • Ensure that water pollution is reduced and the uses of our waters are protected in permitting discharges to or the alteration of our waters in each of the Collaborative states,
  • Expand and protect wetlands in the 10-state Mississippi River corridor, including wetlands along major tributaries and critical watersheds, and
  • Extend the impact of the Collaborative through improved communications with the press and the public.