Mississippi River delegation lobbies for conservation funding in Washington

13 Mar 2024


Mayors from 10 states along the Mississippi River flew to D.C. last week to lobby for funding to protect and restore one of the world’s most important working rivers.

The convening was part of the annual capitol meeting of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI). The initiative, which includes 105 cities, aims to scale up existing investments and policies protecting the river corridor.

Advocates from the Mississippi River Network were also in Washington D.C. to host meetings with senators and house representatives as they discussed the budgets for 2024 and 2025.

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