Who we are
Recognizing the value of inter-league cooperation, the boards of the Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Cedar Rapids and La Crosse Leagues began meeting to develop and organize an Upper Mississippi River Region ILO to deal with Mississippi River Region issues. From this work, the UMRR ILO was born, incorporated on October 24, 2015. For more information, check our "About Us" page here.
Some issues are best understood and dealt with on a regional level that transcends political boundaries. That’s especially true for water issues. What goes into the Upper Mississippi River is determined by decisions, actions, and choices made in a very large area. The UMRR ILO is made up of 58 local Leagues and four state Leagues in the Upper Mississippi River watershed, from the Headwaters in Itasca State Park, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio River enters the Mississippi. We are a 501(c)3 organization incorporated in Wisconsin.
The first focus of the UMRR ILO is working to reduce nutrient pollution - preventing 'too much of a good thing'. How can the UMRR ILO help fix such a problem?