Our Team

Mississippi Park Connection


We are the nonprofit partner of Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Mississippi Park Connection provides opportunities for people to get to and on the river – and have a national park experience in the Twin Cities. We do this through our youth educationcommunity engagement, and environmental stewardship programs that connect people to the Mississippi River’s only national park.

Mississippi Park Connection has enabled the park to lead these programs throughout the corridor, from wildlife monitoring to shoreline restoration to formal education. The National Park Service provides the leadership to bring together the many organizations in our community dedicated to specific facets of the Mississippi River. By providing support for the park and its partners, Mississippi Park Connection boosts the activities of all of the park’s partners, thereby increasing community engagement in the Mississippi River watershed.


Our Mission

To strengthen the enduring connection between people and the Mississippi River and build community support for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a national park.

We do this by:

  • Raising funds to support the park’s education and environmental stewardship programs
  • Increasing public awareness of our national park and the Mississippi River
  • Providing community connection, expertise, advocacy and inspiration for the park