2014 Spring River Cleanup!

April 7, 2014

Come be a part of the 19th Annual Spring River Cleanup!

Saturday, April 26th: 9:00 am - Noon

Each year Milwaukee Riverkeeper mobilizes thousands of volunteers that work to remove several tons of trash from rivers Milwaukee River Basin. 

At over 50 locations throughout the watershed. 

More information and registration available here. 

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 15, 2014

Check out the the Shepard Express' article "15 Things You Can Do To Protect Milwaukee's Environment" for tips from local environmental experts on how you can protect our natural resources and directly reduce the negative impacts of climate change in Milwaukee and beyond. Don't

Mequon Common Council Approves “Compromise” Allowing for 5 Houses at River Club Estates

April 15, 2014

On April 8th, the Mequon Common Council unanimously approved a five home subdivision on 10 acres along the Milwaukee River (south of Freistadt Rd), contingent on acquiring 148 acres from the current owner along the river for preservation. The developer had originally proposed 19 houses on 42 acres at this site.

Proposed Waters of the US Rules

April 15, 2014

New rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seek to reverse the effects of two controversial Supreme Court rulings (known as the Rapanos and SWANCC decisions), which narrowed the government's ability to enforce pollution laws for smaller streams and bodies of water without a “significant nexus” to a navigable waterway. What does “significant nexus” mean? No one really knows!

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