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UMWA Key Issues
Our key issues...
  • Promote balanced and sustainable use of the Upper Mississippi River and its tributaries
  • Promote and protect multiple uses of the river
  • Oppose additional fees and taxes on waterway users
  • Preserve sites for river-dependent commerce and industry.
  • Promote multiple uses in the MNRRA corridor.
  • Reduce siltation of backwaters.
  • Identify economic uses of dredge material.
  • Encourage safety education of recreational boaters.
  • Promote understanding of transportation fundamentals and environmental consequences.
  • Recognize demands of increasing human population on natural resources.

The Mississippi River is a vital resource that has supported commercial, recreational and environmental interests for generations. Companies and industries throughout the Upper Midwest depend on the river to receive raw commodities and ship goods to domestic and export markets creating thousands of steady, well-paying jobs that support communities throughout the Upper Mississippi River watershed. The Mississippi River is a vital resource that has supported commercial, recreational and environmental interests for generations. Companies and industries throughout the Upper Midwest depend on the river to receive raw commodities and ship goods to domestic and export markets creating thousands of steady, well-paying jobs that support communities throughout the Upper Mississippi River watershed.  
Upcoming Events
​Asian Carp
UMWA Asian carp summit response.  A letter sent to Senator John Marty and other Minnesota legislators detailing UMWA's thoughts on reducing the threat of Asian carp.  Click here for more.
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock
UMWA's letter to Senator John Marty and other Minnesota legislators regarding the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock.  Click here for more.
​June 15 Executive Committee meeting to be hosted by CF Industries.  Picnic lunch of chicken & ribs.  Facility tours available. Driving instructions

September 21: UMWA 91st Annual Meeting.  Details to follow.






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