About MRLC


Mississippi River

NCEL Point of Contact

Chris Askew-Merwin
Sustainable Agriculture and Water Specialist



NCEL created the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus (MRLC) to assist legislators representing districts in the watershed that are committed to a thriving and healthy river. Our goal is to build the capacity of state legislators to more effectively address river health and water quality issues, and to create a forum for collaboration on growing communities and local economies. MRLC creates opportunities for state lawmakers to interface with river mayors, members of Congress, advocacy groups, and the business community.


NCEL Resources

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About NCEL

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2023 Mississippi River Legislative Caucus Forum Recap

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Legislators Learn About a Healthy Mississippi River Through Hands-On Activities

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