Mississippi River Legislative Caucus Description


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Chris Askew-Merwin
Sustainable Agriculture and Water Specialist



This one-pager provides an overview of the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus. NCEL created the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus (MRLC) to assist legislators representing river districts and their colleagues committed to a thriving, healthy Mississippi River. The goal of the Caucus is to build the capacity of legislators in river districts to more effectively address river health and water quality issues, and to create a forum for collaboration on growing communities and local economies. MRLC creates opportunities for state lawmakers to interface with river mayors, members of Congress, advocacy groups, and the business community. This project is funded by generous grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.


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