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?
- By educating ourselves and our fellow citizens in over 75 different communities in 4 states to learn what we can do on an individual, community, regional, and national level to fix the problem
- By capitalizing on the LWV relationships we have made with the legislators and regulators at every level of government to advocate for the legislation and/or regulations needed to fix the problem
- By using our 501.c.3 status and pooling time and resources to apply for grants to help support our educational efforts and projects
- By facilitating dialogue and collaborative efforts with LWVs in other sections of the country and along the Middle and Lower Mississippi River Regions through our mutual connections to the LWV-US.
- By facilitating discussion, study and action among pairs or groups of LWVs in particular water sheds (as an example, the LWV of Jo Daviess County, IL and the LWV-Dubuque share the Apple Plum Water Shed)
- By creating opportunities and means to exchange information
- By capitalizing on our ability to develop regional positions on river resource issues and serve as an advocate of the Upper Mississippi River states’ collective interests before Congress and federal agencies.
- By facilitating and fostering cooperative planning and coordinated management of the region’s water resources
- By encouraging our governmental and educational institutions to share data and collaborate
Introduction to the LWV Upper Mississippi River Region Inter League Organization
A little about ourselves - an introductory video courtesy of QCTV cable in Champlin, Minnesota.
Nutrient Pollution - Too Much of a Good Thing
This video, produced by members of LWV Jo Daviess County (Galena, Illinois) explains the dangers and damages inherent in nutrient pollution. It is 21 minutes long and is suitable for showing at meetings where water pollution is being discussed. Click the image below to follow the link.
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