Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Press Release

Volunteers Prepare for the Much-needed Milwaukee Riverkeeper® Spring Cleanup

The Spring Cleanup event is the first community-wide effort to improve river health and water quality for 2018.

By - Apr 19th, 2018 04:22 pm

MILWAUKEE (April 19, 2018) Despite the snow, the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup is still on! Thousands of volunteers will descend on the Milwaukee River Basin on Saturday, April 21 to help pull trash and debris from the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers and riverbanks. The Spring Cleanup event is the first community-wide effort to improve river health and water quality for 2018.

What: Milwaukee Riverkeeper® Spring Cleanup
When: Saturday, April 21st from 9 AM – Noon
Where: More than 60 locations across the Milwaukee River Basin. Find a location here:
Who: Anyone who wants to help beautify our waterways and volunteer time; open to all ages.
Why: Litter is pollution and negatively impacts our rivers. Help us remove more than 100,000 pounds of trash on average during this 23rd annual community-wide event.
Visuals: 60 Locations. 3 Rivers. 1 Community.
Interviews: Executive Director, Jennifer Bolger Breceda, Board Members and volunteers.

“We want people to enjoy our waterways,” said Executive Director Jennifer Bolger Breceda. “We have a big, but attainable vision to better understand water quality issues in our rivers and help make measurable improvements to degraded conditions by 2028.”

After Party: Join us at Estabrook Park for our FREE celebration with Rock the Green! After removing so much trash from the waterways, why generate more waste? This zero-waste event will feature a live concert by Evan Christian on a pedal powered stage provided by The Velo Femmes, Black Girls Do Bike and Cadence Cycling Milwaukee. Local food vendors will be selling tasty sustainable fare served on compostable servingware and waste reclamation stations will divert waste from our landfills.

Good City Brewing will supply one free beer (while supplies last) for Spring Cleanup volunteers. In addition, on-site eco-education will be provided from local environmental non-profits and organizations.

Location: Estabrook Park, Parking Lot, Picnic Area #8 (4400 N. Estabrook Dr.)
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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