Milwaukee Riverkeeper has a watershed-wide network of trained citizen volunteers who monitor the water quality of streams and rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin. Join our growing team of dedicated volunteers!

Water Quality Monitoring

Our Water Quality Monitoring program is a piece of the statewide Water Action Volunteers (WAV) Stream Monitoring Program.Water quality volunteer monitors are assigned and visit one or more monitoring stations monthly between May and October. Sign up today and spend your summer on the river!

Aesthetics Monitoring

The EPA has listed our Milwaukee River Estuary as an Area of Concern, so we are documenting the aesthetics of nine designed sites located on the Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, Kinnickinnic River, and Lake Michigan to show the progress we’ve made in improving the conditions of the AOC. Join us!

Road Salt Monitoring

Become a Road Salt Monitor and help Milwaukee Riverkeeper determine if chloride concentrations are reaching levels harmful for aquatic life. Volunteers within this program collect data on two water quality parameters: specific conductance and chloride. Sign up, today!