Help Us Remove the Deadbeat Estabrook Dam!

August 26, 2014

-Attend the public hearing

-Call and write your supervisors

-Submit comments on the EA via Survey Monkey.  

Milwaukee County’s Public Information Meeting on the draft Environmental Assessment

Wednesday, September 3, 2014,
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nicolet HS (Cafeteria)

Read facts about the Estabrook Dam and more ways you can help!

Announcing 2014 Arts and Rivers Contest

August 12, 2014

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proud to announce its 2014 Arts and Rivers Contest. To celebrate our rivers, we are seeking visual works that convey the beauty and importance of our waterways in an artistically meaningful way. Content of the work must connect in some way to the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, and/or Milwaukee rivers.

We encourage both amateur and professional artists to submit works of any visual medium: photography, painting, mixed medium, etc.

Are you a Milwaukee Riverkeeper member?

August 12, 2014

Every dollar you donate to Milwaukee Riverkeeper goes directly to our work of restoring streambanks, identifying pollution and fighting for strong policies and enforcement of laws to keep our waterways clean. If you already are a member- thank you. If not please consider joining today.

WDNR Proposes “Emergency” Rules to gut Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act

August 12, 2014
On Wednesday, August 13 in Hayward, Wisconsin, the Secretary of the WDNR will ask the state Natural Resources Board to decide on “emergency” rules to amend NR 150, which are rules that implement the Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act. Interestingly, policy makers and the public spent the last several years commenting on proposed changes to these administrative rules, which were only finalized last April.

Now, the WDNR Secretary has declared that there is an emergency that justifies making changes to these rules, making it harder for citizens to request an environmental analysis of activities that may have a significant public health or environmental impact, such as frac sand mining, spreading factory farm manure or water diversions. This rule change would also reduce public oversight of the WDNR’s environmental review process that is so important to protecting our lands and waters. 

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