We are HIRING!

February 12, 2015

Join the Milwaukee Riverkeeper team as our new Communications Specialist! This full time position will be responsible for supporting our efforts to communicate the work we do to the public and to increase our visibility and brand awareness in the community. Read the full job description here. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on March 13th!
 

WisDOT

February 12, 2015

Milwaukee Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the reconstruction of I-94 between 70th and 16th Streets. Our biggest concerns are that: the DEIS only considered expansion options (e.g. at grade or “double decker” options with differing alignments); did not consider transit options; failed to fully consider environmental justice impacts of highway expansion; and failed to adequately consider the direct, indirect, and cummulative impacts of this project on water quality and the environment, especially in combination with other projects at the Zoo and Marquette Interchanges.

Lincoln Park/Milwaukee River Dredging Update

February 12, 2015

Work to remove contaminated sediments from the Milwaukee River in Lincoln and Estabrook Parks is well underway! The sediment deposit just below the oxbows in Lincoln Park (deposit 3B-1 on attached figure) was completed at the end of January. Following the sediment removal, the wetland restoration and in water habitat (root wads and boulder clusters) were installed.

Flip Flop Applesauce

January 29, 2015

Dysfunction Around the Estabrook Dam Continues at Milwaukee County as Finance Committee Votes to Switch County Policy on Dam. Again.

This morning, Theo Lipscomb introduced an amendment to a 2015 capital improvement bonding resolution in front of the Finance Committee that would flip the policy of the County from removal to repair of the Estabrook Dam. This amendment was passed by the Finance Committee, 5-2 and will need to go to the full County Board of Supervisors next week at their regular meeting on Thursday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. to become final. This is indicative of the nonsense and dysfunction around this issue perpetuated by a minority of Supervisors.

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