Join us for a screening of DamNation!

August 13, 2014

Oriental Theatre
Monday, August 25th - 7:00pm
Buy tickets ($7)! 

DamNation is a movie produced by Patagonia that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. Ticket sales benefit Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is bringing this movie to Milwaukee as part of our fight to remove the Estabrook Dam.

Announcing 2014 Arts and Rivers Contest

August 12, 2014

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proud to announce its 2014 Arts and Rivers Contest. To celebrate our rivers, we are seeking visual works that convey the beauty and importance of our waterways in an artistically meaningful way. Content of the work must connect in some way to the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, and/or Milwaukee rivers.

We encourage both amateur and professional artists to submit works of any visual medium: photography, painting, mixed medium, etc.

Are you a Milwaukee Riverkeeper member?

August 12, 2014

Every dollar you donate to Milwaukee Riverkeeper goes directly to our work of restoring streambanks, identifying pollution and fighting for strong policies and enforcement of laws to keep our waterways clean. If you already are a member- thank you. If not please consider joining today.

WDNR Proposes “Emergency” Rules to gut Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act

August 12, 2014
On Wednesday, August 13 in Hayward, Wisconsin, the Secretary of the WDNR will ask the state Natural Resources Board to decide on “emergency” rules to amend NR 150, which are rules that implement the Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act. Interestingly, policy makers and the public spent the last several years commenting on proposed changes to these administrative rules, which were only finalized last April.

Now, the WDNR Secretary has declared that there is an emergency that justifies making changes to these rules, making it harder for citizens to request an environmental analysis of activities that may have a significant public health or environmental impact, such as frac sand mining, spreading factory farm manure or water diversions. This rule change would also reduce public oversight of the WDNR’s environmental review process that is so important to protecting our lands and waters. 

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