Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition
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.