River Stewardship

riverThe Mississippi River flows from Minnesota across the middle of our country to the Gulf of Mexico, providing water and life to millions on its way. Proper care of the river here results in cleaner water and better conditions downriver.

Augsburg College is the official “steward” of the stretch of riverbank on the west side of the Mississippi River from the Bohemian Flats to the I-94 Bridge near Augsburg’s Campus. As river stewards, Augsburg community members clear litter and other debris from the riverbank. This keeps pollutants out of the water and provides a safer environment for wildlife that might become entangled in the items humans have discarded.

One of these “river cleanups” took place as part of the inaugural celebration for Augsburg’s President, Paul C. Pribbenow. On October 21, 2006, students, faculty, and staff joined together to keep Augsburg’s commitment to the river.