The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) solves critical challenges by modernizing waterways’ infrastructure and restoring our precious ecosystem.
Vision for America’s River
The Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) is the only river system designated by the Congress as a “nationally significant ecosystem and a nationally significant commercial navigation system.” Congress declared its commitment to modernizing this critical waterway system and restoring its ecosystem by authorizing the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) in 2007.
We Support NESP!
The undersigned 56 organizations sent letters to the House and Senate in support of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). Authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 but not yet under construction, NESP is an unprecedented, multi-purpose program allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to integrate management of the Upper Mississippi River System’s infrastructure with ecosystem improvements.