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Madison, WI 53703
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  • Transportation Committee Teleconference

    • June 20, 10am (CST)
  • 2018 Annual Meeting

    • October 23-25, West Memphis, AR

Flavors of the Great River Road promotional materials

Our Flavors of the Great River Road promotion launches June 4, and we’d love your help to spread the word!

If your state’s Interpretive Centers are interested in receiving free promotional cards featuring the contest, please send them this link: This is at no cost to your state’s Interpretive Centers.

A full promotional overview including logos, sample social media posts, itineraries and more is also available on the Forms & Resources page. We will continue to update the Forms & Resources page with more promotional materials as they are available.

If your state’s Interpretive Centers are interested in further ways to promote the campaign, please consider the following:

  • Front desk distribution of the contest promotional cards
  • Incorporating your state’s featured ingredients/dishes into their educational programming
  • Share the promotion through their social media channels

Registration for 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting is now open

Registration is now open for 2018 MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting in Quincy, IL, from April 11-13. Early bird registration ends March 30th—register online today at

Click here to print the registration form.

Hotel reservations
A special room rate is available now at the conference hotel, the Quality Inn & Suites of Quincy. To reserve a room, call 217-222-2666. Be sure to mention the MRPC room block.

Click here to see the full meeting agenda.

See the Great River Road in the New York Times!

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a fantastic piece about traveling the Great River Road.

Writer Peter Kujawinski’s article, “Along the Mississippi,” tells the story of his family’s road trip along the Great River Road from Illinois to Mississippi. He shares stories about visiting several interpretive centers along the route and even highlights the MRPC’s 10-state Great River Road map as a great resource.

To read the full story, click here.

Save the Date for 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting!

The 2018 MRPC Semi-Annual Meeting will take place on April 11-13, 2018 at the Quality Inn & Suites at Quincy, Illinois.

Put the Drive the Great River Road Month Toolkit to Work

It’s time to put the 2017 Great River Road Month toolkit to work! It’s available on the Forms & Resources page. It includes a press release, story ideas, ways you can help promote the September giveaway, social media tips and a proclamation you can use to encourage local officials to declare September Drive the Great River Road Month in your state. Terri McCullough of Arkansas, National MRPC Pilot Pro Tem, did just that in Chicot County and it made the front page of the local paper. Thanks, Terri!

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New 10-State Map

New version of Travel Map now available. Four new interpretive centers added! Click on the images below to view.