Great River Road

MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting April 19-21 in Paducah, KY

Final chance for early bird savings!

The early bird deadline for the 2017 MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting in Paducah KY (April 19-21) is fast approaching. Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering before April 4. After that date, prices increase by $30.

  • Early Bird Delegate ($150)
  • Early Bird Spouse/Guest ($100)

Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

The Semi-Annual Meeting conference hotel is the La Quinta Inn & Suites of Paducah. To reserve a room, call 270-443-4800. The room rate is $99/night including hot breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. This special pricing ends April 4. Make your reservations today!

A working meeting agenda is available online. It includes a mobile workshop on Thursday and a Friday General Session that focuses on the challenges and successes of commercial fisheries, the Kentucky Trail Town Program and more.
Download the agenda.

Year of Trails Calendar

The Mississippi River Connections Collaborative (MRCC) is promoting events on the Mississippi River with a calendar of events at The MRCC is asking for our assistance with this effort. Please send any events from your sites or regions that can be included in the Year of Trails. Events may be submitted to Roxane Krutsinger at

River state mayors call for investment

Mayors from Mississippi River states recently gathered in Washington to meet with members of Congress and White House officials to push for a plan that would help maintain and restore infrastructure on America’s largest waterway. The Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), an association of 75 Mississippi River mayors from 10 states, pushed a plan that calls for $7.93 billion in investment along the corridor. The plan would support and strengthen federal programs and funds administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The plan would create 100,000 jobs and sustain 1.5 million jobs while generating an economic return of $24 billion. Click here to learn more.

Birding promotion update

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission’s birding promotion is underway. The 2017 Birding Bonanza Giveaway is part of our annual spring push to promote birdwatching along the Mississippi River and the Great River Road. The promotion runs through May 12. Please continue to spread the word about the promotion (and birding in general). We’ve posted a Birding Bonanza toolkit to our MRPC members site that includes logos for the promotion, a fact sheet and more. Also, if you take spring birding photos as you are out and about, please send them to and we will share them on social media.

2017 nominations deadlines

Annual MRPC nomination deadlines are approaching. The Stewardship Award nomination deadline is June 15, the Distinguished Service Award deadline is September 1, the Honorary Membership deadline is September 1, and Interpretive Center nominations are due September 1.
Download a nomination form.

2017 Annual Meeting

Make plans now to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting. It will be held in Marquette, Iowa from Sept. 19-21. Our conference hotel will be the Cobblestone Inn, Marquette. A special $90.99 MRPC room rate is available now. Call 563-873-8900 to make your reservation today!

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