• Mississippi River Connections Collaborative

    A joint effort to promote the magnificence and diversity of the Mississippi River as a national treasured landscape. Increasing recognition of America’s Great River, enhancing the existing resources, acquiring funding for conservation and development, and ensuring that all Americans can enjoy these assets in the future.

  • Year of Birding 2016

    Celebrate birds and bird conservation this year with the Year of Birding 2016. Beginner and experienced bird watchers are invited to attend bird watching and educational events to see and learn about the more than 300 species of birds that live along the mighty river throughout the year. Click below to learn about holding an event.


  • Year of Geotourism 2014

    Geotourism is tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place– its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

    MRCC is working with National Geographic to launch the Mississippi River Geotourism Project. Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society (NGS) is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. In 2003, the NGS inaugurated a constantly evolving collaborative product combining the expertise and the design capabilities of the NG Maps Division, and the involvement of local people in tourism destinations to facilitate wise stewardship of cultural, historic, and natural resources.