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10,000 River Citizens Are Avant-Garde of New River Vision

10,000 River Citizens Are Avant-Garde of New River Vision The Mississippi River Network announced today that its 1Mississippi campaign has reached its initial goal of signing up 10,000 "River Citizens," a group that includes someone from all 50 states.


Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Guest Post: Beth Kanter Our interactive session at the Fall 2013 Communications Network Conference in New Orleans was a blend of content delivery and peer learning - a conversation about the value, different approaches and models, and best practices. Betsey Russell captured the highlights of the content in this blog post, "Boosting Nonprofit Communication Capacity."


River Citizens as Vanguard of a New Movement: What's the Movement?

River Citizens as Vanguard of a New Movement: What's the Movement? Earlier this week I blogged about the success of the 1Mississippi campaign in reaching its initial goal of signing up 10,000 people to become River Citizens. These people, I suggested, form the vanguard of a new movement, a groundswell of people and organizations that do not take the Mississippi River for granted.


Lose the Memory, Lose the Fish

Learning a river is a lifetime task, as anyone who has ever held a fly rod understands all too well. But that's nothing compared to discerning a river's history. So often, we think of rivers as timeless. What we see now is what has always been.

Portland Harbor helps keep businesses afloat

There can be economic ripple effects from business activity even if it’s relatively distant. In the case of the Portland Harbor, those ripple effects can be seen in a literal sense.

First Tiny Talk Big Success - Save March 20 for next!

On January 23, a small group of Washington County residents joined us at the Tualatin SWCD offices to try something totally new: the first in a series of small, informal talks about conservation issues and practical things you can do to protect natural resources that we are calling Tiny Talks.

Resource Media - Visual Story Lab

Bridget Besaw has found a way to combine her passion for photography with her love of the natural world. As an environmental documentarian, Bridget works with various environmental organizations to tell their stories through photo exhibits, books, and short film series.