Category Archives: Announcements

Registration is now open for the 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting!

Registration is now open for the MRPC 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting, which will be held April 21-23 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Register online here. A printable registration form can be found here.

Early-bird pricing for delegates and spouses/guests runs through March 31. Register now to take advantage of this special pricing.

The meeting will offer a chance to explore some of the area’s great attractions, including Houmas House, the new Great River Road Interpretive Center and historic downtown Baton Rouge. See the draft agenda here.

Hotel Reservations are available in the neighboring city of Port Allen at TownPlace Suites ($89/night, (225) 387-5100) or La Quinta Port Allen ($87/night, (225) 960-7787). Be sure to mention Mississippi River Parkway Commission when making your reservation.

 

Drive the Great River Road Month toolkit updated

Visit the Forms & Resources page to find the updated toolkit for Drive the Great River Road Month, which will be celebrated all September long. (Scroll down to see links to download the materials, which are in Word and PDF formats.)

You’ll find sample social media posts, templates for press releases you can send to local news outlets and more. Thank you for helping us spread the word about Drive the Great River Road Month!

Upcoming Deadlines 9/1

REMINDER WE HAVE A FEW UPCOMING DEADLINES:

Annual nomination and state report deadlines are approaching. Deadlines for the Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Membership and Interpretive Center nominations are all due September 1. State Annual Reports are also due September 1. Nomination forms can be found here (scroll down to see forms).

Registration for the MRPC 2019 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the MRPC 2019 Annual Meeting is now open!

You can register online at mrpcmembers.com/meeting or download the printable registration form here. Reminder, early bird pricing will end August 30, so register now! Click here to view the agenda.

And don’t forget to book your hotel stay with Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI at a special rate of $129 (standard room, two queen beds). The cutoff is August 17. Call (608) 784-6680 and ask for the Mississippi River Parkway Commission block.

 

GRR Interpretive Center Signage Request

Are you a new interpretive center in need of a GRR signage? Do you currently need a replacement due to weather or wear and tear? The National Office is placing an order for new signage July 1st.

The approximate purchase price for a single sign is $500 (plus shipping). If we receive four or more requests, the purchase price will reduce to approximately $400 (plus shipping) per sign.

Please complete the form below to order new signage by June 30.

Note:

  • If you need a pole, please indicate on the form below. Poles are available at an additional cost
  • If your travel to the Annual Meeting in LaCrosse, WI allows you to stop in East Dubuque, IL, to pick-up your signage at the shop’s location, indicate below

Updates from Relay of Voices

Participating Cities/Locations:

21.8 mi • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 • Park Rapids, MN

43.5 mi • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 • Biological Field Station (Headwaters), MN

80.3 mi • Thursday, July 11, 2019 • Bemidji, MN

100.0 mi • Friday, July 12, 2019 • Cass Lake, MN

123.8 mi • Saturday, July 13, 2019 • Bena, MN

152.2 mi • Sunday, July 14, 2019 • Deer River, MN

175.3 mi • Monday, July 15, 2019 • Grand Rapids, MN

199.4 mi • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 • Jacobson, MN

222.6 mi • Thursday, July 18, 2019 • Palisade, MN

229.2 mi • Friday, July 19, 2019 • Long Lake Conservation Center, MN

255.6 mi • Saturday, July 20, 2019 • Aitkin, MN

275.2 mi • Sunday, July 21, 2019 Crosby, MN

304.9 mi • Monday, July 22, 2019 • Brainerd, MN

339.0 mi • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • Little Falls, MN

361.1 mi • Thursday, July 25, 2019 • Rice, MN

378.2 mi • Friday, July 26, 2019 • St. Cloud, MN

407.5 mi • Saturday, July 27, 2019 • Monticello, MN

420.4 mi • Sunday, July 28, 2019 • Elk River, MN

451.8 mi • Monday, July 29, 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

466.1 mi • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 • Saint Paul, MN

497.9 mi • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 • Prescott, WI/Prairie Island Indian Community, MN

522.6 mi • Thursday, August 1, 2019 Bay City, WI

543.9 mi • Friday, August 2, 2019 • Pepin, WI

563.0 mi • Saturday, August 3, 2019 • Alma, WI

589.6 mi • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • Winona, MN

604.6 mi • Monday, August 5, 2019 • Trempealeau, WI

624.9 mi • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 • La Crosse, WI

659.4 mi • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 • Lansing, IA

673.2 mi • Thursday, August 8, 2019 • Harpers Ferry, IA

708.1 mi • Friday, August 9, 2019 • Guttenberg, IA

729.2 mi • Sunday, August 11, 2019 • North Buena Vista, IA/Balltown, IA

747.7 mi • Monday, August 12, 2019 • Dubuque, IA

775.0 mi • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 • Bellevue, IA

796.1 mi • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 • Sabula, IA

814.4 mi • Thursday, August 15, 2019 Clinton, IA

840.1 mi • Friday, August 16, 2019 • Port Byron, IL

858.9 mi • Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Quad Cities, IL/IA

886.1 mi • Sunday, August 18, 2019 • Muscatine, IA

913.8 mi • Monday, August 19, 2019 • Oakville, IA

935.3 mi • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 • Burlington, IA

972.0 mi • Thursday, August 22, 2019 • Nauvoo, IL

989.5 mi • Saturday, August 24, 2019 • Warsaw, IL

1021.2 mi • Sunday, August 25, 2019 • Quincy, IL

1049.0 mi • Monday, August 26, 2019 • Hannibal, MO

1081.7 mi • Wednesday, August 28, 2018 • Louisiana/Clarksville, MO

1107.9 mi • Thursday, August 29, 2019 • Elsberry, MO

1120.6 mi • Friday, August 30, 2019 • Winfield, MO

1153.5 mi • Saturday, August 31, 2019 • St. Charles, MO

1193.4 mi • Sunday, September 1, 2019 • St. Louis, MO

1220.4 mi • Monday, September 2, 2019 • East St. Louis, IL

1239.7 mi • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 • Cahokia, IL

1260.9 mi • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 • Valmeyer, IL

1298.8 mi • Thursday, September 5, 2019 • Ste. Genevieve, MO

1322.0 mi • Saturday, September 7, 2019 • Chester, IL

1357.1 mi • Sunday, September 8, 2019 • Grand Tower, IL

1389.4 mi • Monday, September 9, 2019 • Cape Girardeau, MO

1398.7 mi • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 • Thebes, IL

1424.1 mi • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • Cairo, IL

1432.6 mi • Thursday, September 12, 2019 • Wickliffe, KY

1452.5 mi • Friday, September 13, 2019 • Columbus, KY

1481.6 mi • Saturday, September 14, 2019 • Hickman, KY

1506.6 mi • Sunday, September 15, 2019 • Tiptonville, TN

1521.5 mi • Monday, September 16, 2019 • Ridgely, TN

1563.0 mi • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • Ripley, TN

1586.6 mi • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • Fort Pillow State Park, TN

1616.2 mi • Thursday, September 19, 2019 • Covington, TN

1632.3 mi • Friday, September 20, 2019 • Randolph, TN

1668.3 mi • Saturday, September 21, 2019 • Memphis, TN

1680.6 mi • Sunday, September 22, 2019 • West Memphis, AR

1706.6 mi • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • Anthonyville, AR

1719.5 mi • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 • Hughes/Horseshoe Lake, AR

1755.4 mi • Thursday, September 26, 2019 • Marianna, AR

1778.1 mi • Friday, September 27, 2019 • Helena-West Helena, AR

1808.9 mi • Sunday, September 29, 2019 • Clarksdale, MS

1834.2 mi • Monday, September 30, 2019 • Deeson, MS

1850.3 mi • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 • Rosedale, MS

1874.3 mi • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • Scott, MS

1895.8 mi • Thursday, October 3, 2019 • Greenville, MS

1931.5 mi • Saturday, October 5, 2019 • Eudora, AR

1964.3 mi • Sunday, October 6, 2019 • Lake Providence, LA

2004.4 mi • Monday, October 7, 2019 • Tallulah, LA

2026.0 mi • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • Vicksburg, MS

2074.7 mi • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 • Port Gibson, MS

2098.9 mi • Thursday, October 10, 2019 • Fayette/Church Hill, MS

2121.2 mi • Friday, October 11, 2019 • Natchez, MS

2124.0 mi • Sunday, October 13, 2019 • Vidalia, LA

2160.5 mi • Monday, October 14, 2019 • Black Hawk, LA

2201.8 mi • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 • Morganza, LA

2216.1 mi • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • New Roads, LA

2234.3 mi • Thursday, October 17, 2019 • St. Francisville, LA

2258.3 mi • Friday, October 18, 2019 • North Baton Rouge, LA

2269.7 mi • Saturday, October 19, 2019 • South Baton Rouge, LA

2295.8 mi • Monday, October 21, 2019 • St. Gabriel, LA

2336.2 mi • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • Convent, LA

2361.8 mi • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • Reserve, LA

2367.9 mi • Thursday, October 24, 2019 • Norco, LA

2382.2 mi • Friday, October 25, 2019 • Kenner, LA

2394.4 mi • Sunday, October 27, 2019 • New Orleans, LA

2402.2 mi • Sunday, October 28, 2019 • (NOCCA) New Orleans, LA

2412.1 mi • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • Violet, LA

2422.6 mi • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • Belle Chasse, LA

2436.9 mi • Thursday, October 31, 2019 • Carlisle, LA

2450.4 mi • Friday, November 1, 2019 • Pointe a La Hache, LA

2451.4 mi • Saturday, November 2, 2019 • West Pointe a La Hache, LA/Port Sulphur

2460.7 mi • Sunday, November 3, 2019 • Buras, LA

2484.9 mi • Monday, November 4, 2019 • Boothville/Venice, LA

2492.4 mi • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 • The Mouth of the River, LA

Register now for the 2019 semi-annual meeting

Registration is now open for the Mississippi River Parkway Commission’s Semi-Annual Meeting on April 2-4 in Clarksdale, MS. Register online now to get the best rate. Early bird registration is $150 for delegates and $125 for spouses or guests of delegates. After March 10, rates increase by $20.

Click here to print the registration form.

Hotel reservations

To make your reservation, call the Shack Up Inn at (622)624-8329 between 8am and 8pm. Be sure to ask for the Great River Road block. Rates may vary, and the room block expires March 10.

Agenda

Click here to view the full agenda.

Request for Shuttle Service for the 2018 Annual Meeting by Friday Oct. 19.

Arkansas Tourism is offering shuttle service for attendees of the 2018 Annual Meeting in West Memphis, Ark., on October 22-26. Drivers will transport attendees from the Memphis International Airport to the Comfort Suites in West Memphis on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, and provide shuttle service back to the airport on Friday, Oct. 26.

Please fill out the form by Friday, Oct. 19, to request shuttle service.