Mission, Vision, Values & Equity
Equity: Friends of the Mississippi River believes that the Mississippi River connects us all, and that social and environmental issues are woven together. We strive to be culturally competent, welcoming and inclusive of all people and are committed to using our resources and influence to redress structural inequality where it intersects with the health and vitality of the Mississippi River. (See our full equity statement.)
Stewardship: We believe all of us are accountable for the health of the Mississippi River, its creatures and the communities that live along its banks and rely upon its waters.
Sustainability: We believe that our society must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Leadership: Through thoughtful and decisive action, we inspire and engage others to protect the Mississippi River.
Collaboration: We cannot succeed alone. We work with others because our outcomes are better and more lasting when driven by strong and diverse partnerships.
Expertise: We pursue our mission with professionalism, bringing to bear deep understanding, creativity and technical proficiency.
Integrity: We do what is right for the Mississippi River. Our decisions and actions are clearly and proudly aligned with our mission and values.