New Data Show Multiple Asian Carp eDNA Hits Just Yards from Lake Michigan

January 16, 2015
Asian carp continue to knock on the door of the Great Lakes, based on eDNA sampling results released last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The sampling data, collected in October, show the presence of bighead or silver carpDNA throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). Most alarming is detection of carp DNA very near the lock in downtown Chicago – less than one city block from Lake Michigan. 

Hiring a Spring Cleanup Coordinator

January 8, 2015

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is hiring a seasonal Cleanup Coordinator to help organize our 20th Annual Spring River Cleanup!

Applications are due to by Wednesday, January 21st. More information and a job description available below. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to work with us?


Riverkeeper supports the Waters of the US Rule

November 14, 2014

Earlier this year, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed draft rules that clarify when geographically isolated wetlands and headwater streams are protected under the federal Clean Water Act. The current uncertainty over which waters are protected (due to several controversial Supreme Court decisions) have left nearly 1 million acres of Wisconsin's wetlands and thousands of miles of headwater streams more vulnerable to development and destruction.

A Dam Update & Our New Estabrook Dam FAQ!

October 24, 2014

The County Supervisors pushed back the vote on the Dam from September to October, and its possible it could be pushed back later due to political maneuvering and other priorities (including the 2015 budget). Right now there is a vote at the Parks Committee scheduled for this Tuesday October 28th at 9 AM (with possible Board vote on November 6th, unless delayed again). Please attend if you can!

In order to continue to build support for dam removal, we STILL need you to contact your County Supervisors and the County Executive and tell them that Estabrook Dam should be removed and that they should stop delaying a vote on the preferred alternative for the Dam (contact info here)

Be sure to check out our new frequently asked Estabrook Dam document below! Read more about Estabrook Dam here. 

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