The numbers are in, and....duh-da-duh...The 17th Annual Spring River Cleanup is our biggest yet!
Over 4,150 volunteers came out to 52 sites throughout the Greater Milwaukee area on Saturday, April 21st. Citizens picked up all kinds of river trash from car tires to sofas to computer monitors.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper thanks everyone who lent a hand (or two) to make our waterways and river parkways more beautiful, and a special thank you to our tireless volunteer coordinators who put in the hours recruiting volunteers and coordinating the day! This wonderful event could not have been done with you.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper Executive Director Karen Schapiro was cordially invited by Outpost Natural Foods to partake in the Spring edition of Graze Magazine's Table Talk. Schapiro sat down with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele; Bob Wills, owner of the Clock Shadow Creamery and Fred Binkowski, senior scientist at the Great Lakes Water Institute to discuss the Milwaukee regions’ most precious resource, fresh water.
Their talk ran the gamut from discussing just how clean Milwaukee's waterways actually are to the city's role in water conservation.
Milwaukee, WI – Communities across the country, including Milwaukee, should be looking for costeffective solutions for managing polluted runoff and protecting clean water and should choose green infrastructure solutions, according to a report released today by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and ECONorthwest.
The report, Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide, demonstrates that green infrastructure practices can offer more cost-effective solutions relative to traditional infrastructure approaches. The report also details additional potential benefits of green infrastructure such as lower energy expenses, reduced flood damage and improved public health.