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).
For the past 4 years, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, in partnership with the UWM-Great Lakes Water Institute has extensively monitored bacteria levels in the lower reaches of the Menomonee River and its tributaries, and to a lesser extent, the Kinnickinnic River Watershed.
SWWT (Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust)
Sweet Water is working to support and coordinate Watershed Restoration Projects across multiple watersheds in Southeastern Wisconsin. These projects stem from Watershed Restoration Plans (WRPs) that were completed in 2010 for the Menomonee and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a member of SWWT (the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust). SWWT is collaborative effort to achieve healthy and sustainable water resources throughout the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds.
Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee Riverkeeper (then known as Friends of the Menomonee River) orginally formed to protect the County Grounds in Wauwatosa from overdevelopment. Fourteen years later, we are returning to our roots to protect large portions of the County Grounds from being sold for development.
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.