New Name, Same Us!

By Katie Nyberg, Executive Director, Mississippi Park Connection

For ten years we have operated as the Mississippi River Fund. We began as a local fund of the National Park Foundation, developed into an independent charity and worked very effectively with our most important partner, the National Park Service. 

Over the past several months the board and the staff have been engaged in a discussion about our identity. Do we have the right name? Does it reflect our mission of connecting people to the river and the national park? 

Our staff and board have spent the last several months with Studio Mpls, a terrific local design firm made up of talented people who love the river as much as we do. I am happy to share our new identity with you. This fall, the Mississippi River Fund will become Mississippi Park Connection. 

Mississippi Park Connection better reflects our mission to strengthen the connection between people and the Mississippi River. Stretching over 72 miles, our national park presents an infinite number of ways to connect with the river. And in each experience, Mississippi Park Connection sees opportunity—in education, recreation, science, the arts, community engagement and more. 

Strengthening connections is our mission for a park that’s a national treasure and a river of global acclaim. Ever flowing, always changing, the Great River offers endless promise. Discover your river.