Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin.

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Click on a location on the map to view our cleanup locations and register for 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup!

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Class III: These locations have a ton of trash and need lots of help! You will be busy all morning!

Class II: These locations typically have plenty of trash, but not as much as a Class III location. You may have a more moderate intensity cleanup.

Class I: These locations still need your care and attention, but the workload may be lighter and less intense.

Volunteer this Earth Day Map PinBring Your Own Boat: Participants bring their own canoes. Registration is required!

On Tuesday our Water Quality team held their first "Field Hours". Field hours are opportunities for our water volunteers to come practice some of the monitoring methods that we conduct for our program. This way they can be more confident when they are monitoring independently.

Tuesday's field hours were held at Covered Bridge Park on Cedar Creek, and we had 4 of our Water Quality Monitors show up! We did a macroinvertebrate survey following the Water Action Volunteers (WAV) protocol and found lots of cool inverts including a stonefly larvae (which are indicators of good water quality), mayfly larvae, caddisfly larvae, damselfly nymph, fingernail clams, and a crayfish.

If you're a water monitor, stay tuned for more field house as we announce them so you can hone your skills!

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