Over 17 years ago, Mississippi Valley Sportsman was founded as a National Non-Profit Conservation Organization dedicated to using funds in the areas in which they were raised for local and state water fowl projects. It was founded locally by sportsman for the purpose of preserving and improving local water fowl habitat within the Iowa and Illinois Quad-City Corridor. But not all the funds raised went to local projects so in 2012 the local Committee Board voted to withdraw from that organization and start a brand new organization entitled Mississippi Valley Sportsman. Where the majority of the funds raised at local banquets would stay right here in the local area to fund local habitat and sporting projects.