In addition to on-the-ground conservation and education projects, the League works for sound policies that promote healthy waterways and a vibrant Chesapeake Bay.
The "Mighty Mo" provides drinking water to millions of people and critical habitat for fish and wildlife. It is also the backbone of a booming outdoor recreation industry. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking for many of its native fish and wildlife. A healthy Missouri River will be able to produce self-sustaining fish and wildlife populations. We just need to work together to get there.
Rivers are naturally dynamic. That natural flow has been drastically altered on the Upper Mississippi, not just by impounding the river behind a series of dams but also through land development (primarily for agriculture), urban pollution, and agricultural runoff. The League is working to restore this vital resource while promoting sustainable agriculture and the development of farm conservation programs by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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