Meeting of the Rivers Foundation
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About the Foundation
The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation (MTRF) is an organization of volunteer board members dedicated to improving and enhancing exhibits at the NGRM and outreach programs along the Mississippi River.

To conduct programs and activities that promote public awareness and understanding of the great rivers, their environments, their place in the natural world, and the dynamic interaction between the river systems and the human and wildlife communities that border them.

Individual “vision attributes” from the 2003 strategy were rewritten and consolidated into a brief vision statement that serves as an inspiration to higher levels of achievement and clearly defines the Foundation’s primary strategic goal.

motionVision Statement
The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation — through the National Great Rivers Museum, education and outreach activities, and through effective partnerships — provides high quality education and interpretive experiences that advance public awareness and understanding of great rivers issues, and thereby promote and inspire greater public and private stewardship and active involvement in the protection, preservation, and sustainable use of our river environments.





Following is only a partial list of the many organizations that partner with the Foundation either at a strategic level, like the Corps of Engineers and Lewis and Clark Community College, or at the project level like so many others.!

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
Lewis and Clark Community College
National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
Jefferson National Parks Association
Alton Regional CVB
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Conservation
Audubon Missouri The Nature Conservancy
National Audubon


Power of the River via YouTube

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

The Palisades Preserve (14 MByte Download)


The National Great Rivers Museum  2 Lock and Dam Way  Alton IL  62002   877-462-6979