1 Mississippi was established in 2009 to organize people dedicated to protecting the Mississippi River into a national constituency of River Citizens. River Citizens live in all 50 states, take simple actions to improve the River and advocate for River protections to local and national decision makers.
The Mississippi River Network (MRN) established the 1 Mississippi campaign to support River Citizens through education, inspiration and opportunities to embrace the Mississippi River. MRN is a coalition of 46 nonprofit organizations and businesses working together to protect the land, water and people of the United States’ greatest River.
Mark River Peoples is the Southern representative for the 1Mississippi Campaign. Based out of The Lower Mississippi River Foundation and Quapaw Canoe Company, he tries to bring the people of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas closer to their greatest river. Contact Mark at MS1Mississippi@biodiverse.org to become a River Citizen or get info on the campaign.