Overview:Our mission is to strengthen the enduring connection between people and the Mississippi River and build community support for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a national park that flows through the heart of the Twin Cities.
The Mississippi River Fund has enabled the park to lead stewardship and education activities throughout the corridor, from wildlife monitoring to shoreline restoration to formal education. There are many effective organizations in the community that are dedicated to specific facets of the Mississippi River. The National Park Service provides the leadership to bring these organizations together to meet the common goals of increasing and better coordinating stewardship, restoration and education programs on the Mississippi River. By providing significant support to the park and its partners, the Mississippi River Fund boosts the activities of all organizations in the community--increasing community engagement in the Mississippi River watershed.