FRAN ALEXANDER: Lost down the river

Organization calls on Tyson to do more

If we follow the Mississippi River's watershed to its terminus, we reach the Gulf of Mexico. Cradled by five states, this water has long suffered body blows from humankind. Oil spills, pipeline breaks, chemical leaks, wetland depletion, wildlife habitat destruction, shipping waste and traffic, and runoff from sewers, parking lots, golf courses, industries, lawns, farms and the crunched remains of hurricane-demolished cities have all happened to the Gulf.


This column has been modified to reflect a change in parking location for the Mighty Earth event. The parking lot originally mentioned is not available and its proprietors have no connection to the Might Earth event.

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