A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of the 47-acre former Milwaukee Solvay Coke Co. site, 311 E. Greenfield. The site is primarily south of E. Greenfield Ave., along the Kinnickinnic River and roughly two blocks east of 1st St.
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Did you know that 8% of Milwaukee is considered a "river-less" urban stream desert due to a legacy of burying our streams under the city?! There are some big challenges as well as opportunities to "daylighting" these streams to better address water quantity and water quality.
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The EPA held a public hearing on December 3rd, 2015 to highlight the proposed plan to cleanup the Cedar Creek Superfund site. Thanks to those who attended–it was a full house! The official public comment period ends December 16, 2015.
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On Sunday, September 13, Milwaukee Riverkeeper co-hosted “Convergence at the Confluence” with our friends at Citizens Acting for Rail Safety (CARS)Citizens Acting for Rail Safety (CARS).
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Today, Milwaukee Riverkeeper released its fifth Annual Milwaukee River Basin Report Card, a detailed summary of the health of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic River watersheds.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is happy to be a community partner for the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival! This year we are excited to be partnered with the film Beatles.
Last Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the Wisconsin DNR announced its plans to restructure the agency in response to significant funding cuts handed down from the state legislature, ultimately dismantling the Division of Water, all in the name of streamlining and efficiency.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is leading a group of environmental non-profits called the Compact Implementation Coalition (CIC) which is working to ensure the proper implementation of the Great Lakes Compact and watch dogging the city of Waukesha’s application for a water diversion.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee County Board for violating open meeting law during a Committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit meeting held January 29th, 2015, during which certain county supervisors changed the policy surrounding Estabrook Dam from remove to repai
On the night of January 15th, 2015, the Shorewood Village Board voted to support the removal of the Estabrook Dam joining the Milwaukee Common Council and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District who have passed similar resolutions.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper and 29 other Waterkeeper organizations signed onto a letter to U.S. Senators in opposition to the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (S 373).
Milwaukee Riverkeeper and 23 other organizations submitted comments on proposed revisions to fish consumption guidance or “Advice About Eating Fish” from the FDA/EPA. We are concerned the revisions would put at risk low-income pregnant women, young children and high fish consumption populations, including communities of color.
The State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill banning the tiny bits of plastic known as microbeads from personal care products! The bill prohibits personal care products containing microbeads starting in 2018 and disallows selling them starting in 2019.