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Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers.



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Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and River Alliance of Wisconsin as we co-host our 10th annual Milky Moonlight in Milwaukee! This urban river adventure should not be missed! Register online today! ...

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Several months after unanimously passing through the Wisconsin State Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker finally signed the microbeads bill into law!! Woo, hoo! Wisconsin is now the seventh state to sign a microbeads bill into law. This law will phase out the manufacture and retail sale of personal care products containing microbeads by 2018/2019,respectively. These small pieces of plastic added to products like body scrubs and toothpastes end up in our waterways where they can threaten aquatic life and health. ...

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Do you like canoeing, great causes, and cooking out with great company? Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper, the Urban Ecology Center and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Company for the 4th annual Milwaukee Canoes for a Cause event on Saturday, August 15, 2015! Register here! ...

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Wisconsin has strong shoreland zoning regulations to protect our shorelands, sustain our water based tourism economy, and help minimize runoff into our waterways that causes pollution and nuisance algae. More than 30 county governments have passed shoreland zoning ordinances that go above and beyond state standards to protect our waterways. We have passed more restrictive standards as part of our Milwaukee River Greenway in Milwaukee. Some State legislators have wanted to gut those laws. Not being able to gut protections as part of the normal legislative process, they slipped language into the budget restricting counties and local governments from enacting their own stronger water protections. Please tell your legislators today, especially those on Joint Finance, that this has no fiscal impact on the state budget, is not supported by citizens, takes away local zoning control, and will not be tolerated. Please and thanks!! ...

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We are excited to partner with Milwaukee Kayak Company to host two more paddle events this summer! Space is limited so visit our events page to sign up today! ...

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