Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition

Milwaukee Riverkeeper, acting as part of the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition, has been working to create the Milwaukee River Greenway between North Avenue and Silver Spring Drive. The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition seeks to create a special zoning district that will protect the Milwaukee River Corridor, keeping the wild character of the area intact. Milwaukee […]


We are the official Milwaukee Riverkeeper, licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, a network with over 156 organizations worldwide dedicated to protecting our waterways. As Milwaukee’s Riverkeeper, we advocate for compliance with environmental laws, respond to citizens complaints, identify problems within our geographic area, and help provide solutions to address these problems. If you witness any […]

River Cleanups

20th Annual Spring River Cleanup Saturday, April 18, 2015 9am-Noon Over 50 locations throughout the Milwaukee area Registration and more information available here! Related News 21 Groups Said Yes to Swimmable, Fishable Rivers…Will You? CONNECT RESTORE Our Annual Spring Cleanup was RECORD BREAKING…now what? ACT NOW! Tell Congress to Protect Great Lakes Funding

Great Lakes Compact

Milwaukee Riverkeeper worked in collaboration with groups locally and throughout the Great Lakes Region to advocate for passage of the Great Lakes Compact, to protect Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes from water diversions and other threats to lake health. We continue to monitor the implementation of the compact locally. ENFORCING THE COMPACT – Waukesha’s […]

Fish Passage Impediment Project

Throughout 2011 and 2012, Milwaukee Riverkeeper identified fish passage impediments and opportunities for aquatic habitat restoration in the 136 square mile Menomonee River Watershed (excluding concrete channelized creeks and upstream of the Lepper Dam in Menomonee Falls). The Menomonee River Watershed flows 28 miles before joining the Milwaukee River just prior to its confluence with […]