The Great River Passage Presents - Voices of the River: Jeff Guillemette from jon reynolds on Vimeo.

Meet Jeff, a biomass fuel manager at a wood chipping facility along the Mississippi River. Jeff provides fuel to District Energy St. Paul to help power the City of Saint Paul.

The Great River Passage Presents - Voices of the River: Monica Bryand from jon reynolds on Vimeo.

The Mississippi River is a powerful place for Monica, a West Side resident who with kayak and camera documents the urban wildlife.

The Great River Passage Presents - Voices of the River: Paul Nordell from jon reynolds on Vimeo.

Meet Paul, who spent 25 years of his career organizing volunteers to clean 6.5 million pounds of trash from the Mississippi River in Saint Paul through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Adopt a River program.

The Great River Passage Presents - Voices of the River: Stephanie Stoessel from jon reynolds on Vimeo.

Nature and urban living meet on a houseboat in the Mississippi River. Meet Stephanie, a Saint Paul resident who loves living in a National Park and capital city.

Great River Passage Presents: Voices of the River

The identity of the Mississippi River is inextricably linked to the people who engage with it. It is the people – from all walks of life – who live, work, recreate, commute or commune with the river that carry its stories.

Great River Passage Presents: Voices of the River is an ongoing micro-documentary series featuring people who have unique connections to places and experiences along the river.

Video produced by Venn Design & Media

Do you have a story to share?

Tell us your stories and connections to the Mississippi River in Saint Paul, and you might be featured in an upcoming video. Email Angie Tillges to share your stories.