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Mississippi River Basin Update now available

March 1, 2012Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Mississippi River Basin Update now available

Not many people have the opportunity, or the capacity, to “keep track of what’s up” for the whole Mississippi River Basin.  One of the best in the small group is Mark Gorman, working out of Washington DC for the policy analysis group the Northeast-Midwest Institute.  His February update is now available, and includes important features such as:

  • an announcement of grant funding available for conservation projects from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation;
  • announcement of the launch of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.  This Initiative, to be developed by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, retraces ground that has been worked over before, notably in the American Heritage River Initiative, through the work of the Mississippi River Trail, and others.  It will be interesting to see what new ideas and coalitions can be developed!
  • a clear, succinct (or at least as clear and succinct as anyone can be on the subject) summary of federal legislation, budget bills and the like that will have an impact on the Mississippi River Basin;
  • a good list of upcoming conferences of interest

If you’re “in the game” in terms of resource management and protection in the Mississippi River Basin, you need to read this newsletter and follow Gorman on Twitter (@NE-MW Institute) or his blog http://nemwuppermiss.blogspot.com/

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