Mississippi River

Improving water quality and restoring habitat

We work with grantees to improve water quality and restore habitat that benefits people and nature in the Mississippi River Basin by reforming the incentives that drive water quality degradation and promoting on-the-ground habitat restoration in the Upper Mississippi River (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri) and Lower Mississippi River (Alluvial Valley, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi).

Over the next five years, we will rely on the following strategies to help improve water quality while maintaining or enhancing agricultural productivity in the Mississippi River Basin:

  • Advocate for Farm Bill priorities;
  • Advance supply chain programs;
  • Advocate for stronger state and local water quality programs; and
  • Directly improve water quality and habitat in targeted geographies.