This short video animates an imaginary letter from a freshwater mussel to the people of the Mississippi River. Written and narrated by Mike Davis, a malacologist (mussel ecologist) with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this video highlights some of the ways people can improve river habitat for mussels and other living creatures by being more aware of their underwater neighbors. Originally broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television's new TV Takeover program, I Live Here! is also part of a new multimedia storytelling project Works Progress is developing called Dear River, a collective love letter to the Mississippi.
Minnesota Statewide Mussel Survey
Mike Davis Profile