A new federal initiative to restore America's River?

FMR is excited to support Congresswoman Betty McCollum's call for a Mississippi River Restoration & Resilience Initiative (MRRRI). 

While a full bill has not been introduced, McCollum called for MRRRI as a provision in her FY 2021 Interior bill (press release).

It calls for the EPA to develop a strategy with federal, tribal, state and local entities to improve the Mississippi's water quality, resilience to natural disasters, native ecosystems, and more throughout all mainstem states.  

McCollum has a long history of speaking up for the health of our waters (see MINNpost profile), and was recently featured in the National Park Service's "Women of the Mississippi" series

We're still in the early stages of this potential initiative, but FMR is in touch with key officials and other interested organizations. 

If you'd like to be notified of potential MRRRI developments — as a supporter or as a member of the media — please contact FMR Communications Director sue rich, srich@fmr.org