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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Unveils Plan to Protect Mississippi River and Restore River Infrastructure

Some of my favorite memories with my family have been made on the Mississippi. Whether you’re boating, biking up the river road, or fishing, the Mississippi is an important part of western Wisconsin’s DNA, and our great quality of life.

The Mississippi River has shaped Wisconsin’s environment, culture, and our local economy long before our state was founded in 1848. In order to keep enjoying the benefits of life on the Mississippi, we need to take proactive steps to support the jobs and quality of life it brings to our river towns. After working together with my River Advisory Board, I am proud to unveil a comprehensive plan that will help restore our outdated river infrastructure and protect the Mississippi for generations to come.

Our plan - which was created with the help of ecologists, conservation advocates, sportsmen, and Wisconsinites that work on the river – is made up of four important components: repairing the river’s aging locks and dams, protecting the Mississippi by promoting a strong Conservation Title in the Farm Bill, restoring the river through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, and creating jobs by supporting recreation, tourism and navigation.

There is no one-stop-fix for protecting our river.  If you have ideas about how we can work together to keep the Mississippi both beautiful and healthy for our future generations, please reach out to my office by calling toll-free: 1-888-442-8040, or by sending me an email via my website: kind.house.gov.  

  • Repairing the river’s aging locks and dams
  • Protecting the Mississippi by promoting a strong Conservation Title in the Farm Bill
  • Restoring the river through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program
  • Creating jobs by supporting recreation, tourism and navigation

Read the full plan here.