Adopt-A-River Program

Welcome, Adopters!

You may download or print these Adopt-A-River Program resource documents at your convenience. If you can’t find what you need, please email adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

  • Schedule An Adopt-A-River Volunteer Event

    Send us this information at least two weeks in advance to schedule your cleanup event.

  • How to Host a River Cleanup

    Instructions for hosting before, during, and after a river cleanup.

  • Announcements and Safety Tips

    Please share these Announcements & Safety Tips with your volunteers at each cleanup.

  • Cleanup Supply Guide

    The Cleanup Supply Guide explains what you’ll need for a river cleanup and outlines what Milwaukee Riverkeeper can provide.

  • Initial Location Assessment Form

    The Initial Location Assessment Form only needs to be completed once and returned to Milwaukee Riverkeeper in person, by mail, or by scanning and emailing to adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org. If anything indicated on the form drastically changes over time, please complete and return another Initial Location Assessment.

  • Cleanup Report Form

    Please fill out a Cleanup Report Form for each of your cleanups and return it to Milwaukee Riverkeeper in person, by mail, or by scanning and emailing the form to adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org within one week of your cleanup.

  • Adopter Contract

    This is a read-only version of the Adopter Contract. If you would like to sign an Adopt-A-River Program contract, please email adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

  • Co-Branding Agreement

    This is a read-only version of the Co-Branding Agreement. If you would like to sign an Adopt-A-River Program Co-Branding Agreement, please email adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

  • Full-Length Liability Waiver

    All volunteers must read and sign a liability waiver before participating in a river cleanup. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf. Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Short-Form Liability Waivers (below) help save paper in large volunteer groups!

  • Short-Form Liability Waiver

    These sign-in sheets save paper and may be used in place ofthe full-sheet waiver as long as all volunteers still read the full-length waiver.

Questions?

Please email questions to adoptariver@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org or call Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s main line at 414-287-0207.