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Milwaukee Riverkeeper & MMSD Launch Adopt-A-River Program on Earth Day
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper & MMSD Launch Adopt-A-River Program on Earth Day

Community partners, businesses, and school groups to commit to cleaning up the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Joins 130 Environmental Groups to Oppose Deep Cuts to Environmental Funding in FY18 Budget Proposal
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Joins 130 Environmental Groups to Oppose Deep Cuts to Environmental Funding in FY18 Budget Proposal

President's proposed budget cuts to environment threaten health of Milwaukee River Basin

Milwaukee River Basin Receives Below Average Grade for a Fourth Year in a Row
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Milwaukee River Basin Receives Below Average Grade for a Fourth Year in a Row

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Works to Connect Science, Policy and Community to Raise the Grade

City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land
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City of Milwaukee Votes to Rezone Estabrook Dam Land

The vote is an important step in the effort to ultimately remove the Estabrook Dam.

Environmental Groups Support Milwaukee County’s Decision to Remove the Estabrook Dam
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Environmental Groups Support Milwaukee County’s Decision to Remove the Estabrook Dam

Despite the public outcry the Board of Supervisors have never held a straight up and down vote on repairing or removing the dam.

Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam

Finance and Audit Committee ignores Parks Department’s expert opinion to remove blighted structure

Removing the Estabrook Dam will not cost taxpayers 13 million dollars
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Removing the Estabrook Dam will not cost taxpayers 13 million dollars

Claim by homeowners organization that removing the dam would cost taxpayers millions is questionable at best.

Thirteen Milwaukee-area Artists Chosen for Arts and Rivers Contest
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Thirteen Milwaukee-area Artists Chosen for Arts and Rivers Contest

Artwork to be displayed this week at the Tory Folliard Gallery in the Historic Third Ward

Milwaukee Riverkeeper challenges Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Estabrook Dam repair
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper challenges Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Estabrook Dam repair

DNR's Environmental Impact Statement insufficient to evaluate impacts of repairing the Estabrook Dam

Milwaukee Riverkeeper files third lawsuit against Milwaukee County in continued effort to remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper files third lawsuit against Milwaukee County in continued effort to remove Estabrook Dam

Lawsuit challenges County's appropriation of public funds for a private purpose

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Announces 2016 Arts and Rivers Contest
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Announces 2016 Arts and Rivers Contest

Annual Contest Brings Milwaukee’s Rivers and Artists Together

Volunteers to Remove Tons of Trash From Miles of Milwaukee Area Rivers
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Volunteers to Remove Tons of Trash From Miles of Milwaukee Area Rivers

April 23rd will mark the 21st Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring River Cleanup

Senate schedules last-minute vote on water privatization bill tomorrow despite widespread public opposition
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Senate schedules last-minute vote on water privatization bill tomorrow despite widespread public opposition

AB 554 is a bill that threatens drinking water for millions of Wisconsinites and opens the door to corporate control of Wisconsin’s water utilities.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper launches new phase in efforts to remove the Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper launches new phase in efforts to remove the Estabrook Dam

New efforts encourage Milwaukee County residents to contact the County Board; includes radio and digital advertising push

Flip Flop Applesauce
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Flip Flop Applesauce

Dysfunction Around the Estabrook Dam Continues at Milwaukee County as Finance Committee Votes to Switch County Policy on Dam. Again.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Urges Milwaukee County Executive and Board to Allocate Funds for Estabrook Dam Removal in FY2015 Budget
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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Urges Milwaukee County Executive and Board to Allocate Funds for Estabrook Dam Removal in FY2015 Budget

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is asking the County Board and County Executive to remove Estabrook Dam.