America's Inner Coast Summit -- June 22-24, 2010 -- St. Louis, MO

Summit Geographic Scope

Mississippi RiverAs defined in the 2005 MOU with Sand County Foundation, this initial Summit will include the geographic scope of the Mississippi River, its floodplains from its headwaters to its delta, and major tributaries and distributaries of exceptional ecological value within the geographic boundaries of MVD (for example, but not limited to, the Wisconsin River Basin, the Illinois Waterway, the Hatchie river and bottoms, the Lower White river and Basin, the lower Arkansas River, the Yazoo River and Basin, and the Atchafalaya River and Basin.

In the future, the effort will expand to include the entire watershed, such as the Missouri River and Ohio River basins and others.

Sand County Foundation MOU

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Summit Need

Geographic Scope

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Foundation Documents
    & Efforts

Midwest Natural Resources Group — Opportunity for Action Letter

Mississippi River Commission Vision Statement

Monsanto Commitment

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) Watershed Visions Conference

The Nature Conservancy Great Rivers Program

Nature Conservancy MOU

Sand County Foundation - Partnering for Ecosystem Sustainability

Sand County Foundation MOU

Vision for a Sustainable Mississippi River Watershed: Meridian Institute Interviews Findings and Recommendations

Executive Summary: Great Rivers Partnership - June 2010

Mississippi River Network: Headwaters to Gulf