More than half of the goods and services consumed by U.S. would not be possible without water that flows through the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In the past 200 years, however, factors such as pollution and urbanization have led to environmental degradation, threatening the numerous commercial, agricultural and ecological systems it supports. The Great Rivers Partnership (GRP)—an initiative created by the Nature Conservancy and the Caterpillar Foundation—aims to restore water quality of the Mississippi to improve the environment and economy that depends on it. The GRP's plans include removing nitrates and increasing agricultural productivity by building structures to stop sediment runoff into the river.
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