Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition

The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition's mission is to implement a community based master plan for the Milwaukee River that provides recommendations for preservation, revitalization, management, and improved public access and recreation.

The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition formed out of a grass roots effort in 2006 to protect six miles of urban river from environmentally insensitive development. The Greenway is composed of 878 acres of greenspace spanning from North Avenue to Silver Spring Drive and includes a dozen public parks as well as privately owned land. With the Coalition’s leadership, in 2006 shoreline protections were passed in the Village of Shorewood. The City of Milwaukee followed suit in 2010. The Coalition released the Milwaukee River Greenway Master Plan: A Vision for Recreation and Restoration in 2010. In 2013, the Coalition was adopted by River Revitalization Foundation, one of its founding members. RRF is committed to implementing the Master Plan in collaboration with Milwaukee County Parks and the Coalition members.

2134 N Riverboat Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53212
January 1, 2014
By Sean Ryan The Urban Ecology Center outbid several housing developers to buy a large site along the Milwaukee River, closing a $2.4 million purchase of the property to control what happens there next. Also this week, bank-owned buildings leased to another bank in downtown Kenosha sold for $1.3 million.
October 18, 2013
New greenway maps have been posted on the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition site. Follow the link below for the maps:
March 21, 2013
Get the latest information on upcoming events as well as news in the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition newsletter! This issue includes the following stories: Bikes in the Greenway 1 Mile of Greenway Trails being Designed and Constructed Grant news Mussels and lichens and invertebrates. Oh my! Bluffs Shored up at 4 Sites
October 16, 2012
Posted by Jason McDowell Mountain bikers and those fighting to keep them from riding the trails in the Milwaukee River Greenway Corridor will share a forum on Monday night.
October 16, 2012
The Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition is collecting wildlife observations in the Greenway (the Milwaukee River from North Ave Dam to Silver Spring Dr), to inform the Habitat Plan.
A view of the Milwaukee River from the trail near the MATC solar voltaic farm.
July 16, 2012
by Jennifer Reinke Years ago, land along the Milwaukee River’s west bank just north of Capitol Drive was used as a landfill. Now, with support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and a partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition and the River Revitalization Foundation are set to restore a one-mile riverside trail on the old landfill.
May 10, 2011
The Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum will be the primary gateway to 878 acres of urban wilderness known as the Milwaukee River Greenway. What is the Greenway you might ask?
Milwaukee River Greenway Master Plan
January 16, 2011
The flow of water from the Milwaukee River into the Great Lakes has been and will continue to be a story that shapes Milwaukee. As the City is poised to take its place as the fresh water capitol of the world, the story of how we safeguard this resource becomes preeminent.
January 3, 2011
[excerpted from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] By Tom Held For decades, the only path to follow in the Milwaukee River corridor was the one created informally by the tire tracks and footprints left by bikers and hikers moving between North Ave. and Lincoln Park.
November 17, 2010
Do you bike/walk/run/explore the Milwaukee River Trails? If so, please take a short survey below. This “trail use” survey that will determine the various uses of the Milwaukee River trails, as well as to gauge the public’s general knowledge of the Greenway. The survey has been distributed throughout the Greenway in nifty duct tape boxes, and is also available online.
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