River Revitalization Foundation

River Revitalization Foundation is Milwaukee's urban rivers land trust. We focus on conservation and protection of riparian corridors.

The River Revitalization Foundation was established in 1994 by two of the larger service clubs in Wisconsin: Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee, and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, in response to recommendations made by the Milwaukee River Revitalization Council to improve the environmental quality of the Milwaukee River Basin. These recommendations are found in the Riverway Plan (1991), our guiding document. Our long-term goal is to recreate the urban landscape using the river as a focal point. As a land trust, we will impact the quality of life through neighborhood restoration, economic vitality, conservation of natural areas, and creation of public access to these natural areas and open spaces. “Green infrastructure” addresses this concept; by incorporating open space in urban planning, we have relief, through access to these spaces, from the intensity and pace of a dense urban environment. The community would be enhanced in many ways.

Location
2134 N Riverboat Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53212
February 6, 2016
by Emily Neidhardt, UWM Service Learning Student
January 26, 2016
We (and our generous neighbors from INVIVO) would like to reward all your hard work spent restoring Milwaukee’s native landscape and revitalizing the community. Take a break from pulling buck thorn, watering natives, and fostering riparian biodiversity and put on your yoga pants!
January 26, 2016
This documentary is a focus on the Milwaukee based urban land trust.

River Revitalization Foundation

December 12, 2015
December 6, 2015
RRF's Turtle Park Project has made it to the final rounds for the prestigious Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award, what an honor!
August 26, 2015
Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s community program that raises funds for children’s charities – and the River Revitalization Foundation is in the running to be a beneficiary.
August 1, 2015
Our summer crew was on the news last night! Chris Gloninger WISN from Channel 12 did this great story on restoration work in Cambridge Woods Nature Preserve: Students from Milwaukee are helping make the Milwaukee River's greenway green once again.
April 15, 2015
February 15, 2015
Aaron and Kimberly were recently interviewed by WUWM environmental reporter, Susan Bence to discuss Governor Walker’s proposed freeze to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. This program is crucial for RRF’s work.
February 7, 2015
by Emily Neidhardt, UWM Service Learning Student
November 13, 2014
Sometimes at RRF, we do big things. Other times we do smaller things that add up to be really big. This is the latter. In summer of 2014, a resident alerted us to a concerning area within Cambridge Woods Nature Preserve. A section of the flats had been illegally built into an obstacle course of trenches and mounds.
November 7, 2014
November 2, 2014
By Michael Horne
October 10, 2014
September 15, 2014
August 12, 2014
The tale of the complications of Ninja Derrick and his foes and their mission of restoration on the Milwaukee River and how they met their ends.
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