The untold story of our national park’s founding

May 6, 2020Announcements

You may know that the Mississippi River through the Twin Cities is a national park: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA). But few of us know how our special river became a national park in the first place. John Anfinson, MNRRA’s Park Superintendent and a founding board member at Friends of the Mississippi … Read More

Great River Passage Conservancy raises funds to launch three projects

October 14, 2019Announcements

The Great River Passage Conservancy has always been at the heart of community efforts to reinvest in the river. Thanks to successful fundraising efforts, three new riverfront projects are poised to continue carrying forward the Conservancy’s mission to connect St. Paul’s two greatest assets—”its people and the river.” Read more on the Star

Great River Passage Conservancy hires executive director, launches philanthropic campaign

June 25, 2019Press Release

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Great River Passage Conservancy has hired Mary deLaittre as its founding executive director and launched a $2.2 million philanthropic campaign to advance three major projects along the Mississippi River in Saint Paul. Formed in December 2018, the Conservancy is an independent nonprofit organization that leads advocacy and private fundraising efforts … Read More

Great River Passage Conservancy Created

December 10, 2018Press Release

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The City of Saint Paul today announced that five board members are officially forming the Great River Passage Conservancy – a nonprofit fundraising organization with the goal of bringing the Great River Passage Initiative’s capital projects and programs to life, in partnership with the City of Saint Paul.  “This conservancy will … Read More