Great River Passage News

Hear the Voices of the Mississippi River

The identity of the Mississippi River starts with the people who engage with it. It is the people – from all walks of life – who live, work, recreate, commute or commune with the river that define its personality. Saint Paul’s Great River Passage has set out to share these stories.

Great River Passage Presents: Voices of the River is a new micro-documentary series featuring people who have unique connections to places and experiences along the river. We will be sharing their stories on our website and social media throughout the coming year.

First up, meet Jeff, a biomass fuel manager at a wood chipping facility along the Mississippi River. Jeff provides fuel to District Energy Saint Paul to help power the city.

Voices of the River: Jeff Guillemette Video
Video produced by Venn Design & Media

Do you have a story to share?

Tell us your stories and connections to the Mississippi River in Saint Paul, and you might be featured in an upcoming video. Email Angie Tillges to share your stories.

#STPriver monthly photo contest winner @jlowen01  

Lilydale Rail Bridge
Photo by Instagrammer @jlowen01

Congratulations @jlowen01 for the wonderful image of Lilydale Regional Park. December is the final month to participate in the photo contest, people can post pictures of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. using the hashtag #STPriver. Winning photos that capture the river will be chosen on a monthly basis. Visit the Great River Passage website for more information.

About the Great River Passage

Great River Passage is both the 17 miles of the Mississippi River that flows through and defines Saint Paul and a City-led initiative whose mission is to enhance, better connect to and steward one of the three great rivers of the world and its surrounding natural and built environments. The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department is implementing a bold, strategic vision to steward and tap into the potential Saint Paul’s riverfront. By implementing the plan, the city will create places and activities that strengthen existing connections and create new ones along the Mississippi.