Upper Mississippi River Region Inter-League Organization
LWV Upper Mississippi River Region, or UMRR (pronounced “Ummer”), is an inter-league organization (ILO) focused on water quality at the regional level. Established in 2015, the UMRR geographic area is the Upper Mississippi River basin – that part of the Upper Mississippi basin upstream of the river’s confluence with the Ohio at the south edge of Illinois.
UMRR is made up of he 60 local Leagues in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The LWV ABC board appoints two representives to UMRR.
UMRR Positions and Priorities
UMRR focuses on nutrient pollution reduction and impacting the rate of climate change. UMRR is concerned about both surface and ground water in the Upper Mississippi Basin, both for the environment and human health.
The Upper Mississippi River Region ILO operates under the LWVUS Natural Resources positions.
UMRR Educational Programs
UMRR hosts 5 educational programs each year. Taped programs may be viewed on the UMRR YouTube