Join celebrated Mississippi River historian, author, and storyteller Dr. John Anfinson on Tuesday, September 26th, from 6 - 7 pm CT, for The Long Journey of the Great River. John is a featured speaker on American Cruise Lines, and his spellbinding presentation includes stories of the people, land, water, and wildlife of one of the world's greatest rivers, the mighty Mississippi. Join this unique free event from anywhere; all are welcome to this special online
1 Mississippi World Rivers Day event. Click this link to register!
The Mississippi River Network* is sponsoring this exciting talk by John Anfinson, retired Superintendent of Mississippi River National River and Recreation Area, author of "The River we have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi", and passionate river advocate. John is also a speaker on American Cruise Lines' voyages on the Mississippi.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the Mississippi River, Dr. John Anfinson was among the first to alert Minnesota of the dire effects of invasive carp coming up the river from Arkansas. With solid science and visions of silver carp erupting pell-mell in boat traffic, John’s work led to a coalition of non-profit organizations that played a critical role in closing the St. Anthony Falls Lock. Not only did this save Minnesota’s lake country from these invasive species, it forever changed the Twin Cities riverscape and opened the way for multiple revitalization projects along the Mississippi.
*The Mississippi River Network (MRN) is a coalition of 58 organizations dedicated to creating a healthier Mississippi River by working for the well-being of the people, land, water, and wildlife of America’s largest watershed.
The Network also advances its goal for a healthier Mississippi River by supporting 1 Mississippi with important River science and policy information. 1 Mississippi is a public outreach program of MRN and is a growing national movement of over 20,000 River Citizens —people dedicated to protecting the River by taking simple actions. As the guardians and caretakers of the River, from armchairs to wading boots, River Citizens are people the River can count on.
The MRN was founded in 2005 on the premise of four central tenets the People, Land, Water, and Wildlife Goals.
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